The Assassin's Creed movie lets you call a real life Templar (it's Jeremy Irons)

As any self respecting Assassin's Creed fan will know, December 21st was the day that Marmite-flavoured Assassin Desmond Miles made a rather large sacrifice in the name of humanity. Head to AC 3 for full spoilers on the matter. As if by some magical coincidence, December 21st 2016 is the release of the Michael Fassbender starring Assassin's Creed movie and Ubi started the hype train last night with the below Tweet.

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Turn on your Eagle Vision and there's a few secrets in that there business card. First off, Alan Rikkin is a big bad from the games. The chief executive officer of Abstergo - y'know, the modern day Templar organisation that now holds a consumer version of the Animus known as the Helix - we now know will be played by Jeremy Irons in the movie. This is instantly how to make your villain approximately 349% more evil.

Call the Spanish number on the card - Rikkin is apparently in the Madrid office (funny that, since the movie has been shooting recently in Spain) - and you will reach a voicemail of the man himself. Or you could just hit play on the below because I did it earlier this morning like a good Assassin.

"Shape the lives" eh? *shudder*

Alternatively, you can email the address and you'll get the out of office message below. Rikkin will apparently be back at work on March 25th so what are the bets on a trailer reveal on that very date? I'd bet an Apple of Eden on it.

The Assassin's Creed movie stars Michael Fassbender in the role of 15th century Spanish Assassin Aguilar and also 21st century dweller Callum Lynch. At the helm is Macbeth and Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and the pair are joined by fellow Macbeth star Marion Cotillard.

We've already seen some sneaky set photos from Malta and a tease for the Templar themed weapons in the movie. Bring on March 25th.

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.