The Assassin's Creed movie's UK release date has eagle dived into 2017

There's a good chance that Assassin's Creed is high on the list of most anticipated movies yet to be released this year for many cinemagoers (and indeed gamers). While the film will open in most cinemas worldwide in December however, UK cinemagoers will have to wait until January 1, 2017 for the video game adaptation.  

This is a tad frustrating for UK cinemagoers, but on the whole the differing release dates tends to balance itself out over the course of the year (Captain America: Civil War was released in the UK a full week before it opened in US cinemas). In any case, here's hoping Assassin's Creed makes for an excellent start to 2017. 

Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed opens in US theatres on December 21, 2016 before opening in UK cinemas on January 1, 2017.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.