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New Assassin's Creed movie screens hint at what's to come

Hopefully as the Assassin's Creed movie (opens in new tab) stealths closer - five months and counting, humans -  we won't see too much that'll spoil the movie. However, two new screens revealed on the Assassin's Creed (opens in new tab) twitter account shows a few clues of the way things are going to pan out. For one, Michael Fassbender, our man in the roles of both past and present Assassins Aguilar and Callum Lynch, can be seen wielding a crossbow in the 21st century. 

Given that he's been brought to Abstergo to show evil Templar Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons) where an artefact is in the past after a jaunt into the Animus, I'm pretty sure he isn't meant to be shooting a crossbow at anyone. This just further guarantees that we're going to see the collection of modern day Assassins - you can see them all in my Assassin's Creed movie cast list (opens in new tab) - in a dramatic escape from the facility. That crossbow looks distinctly like one that the guards are carrying in the below still from the trailer. Looks like Lynch has "liberated" it from one of them. 

The below screen of Aguilar doesn't have quite as much information, just further proof that Fassbender looks good in the Assassins hood in the Spanish Inquisition. The movie just needs to hide in hay until December now. 

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 being released in UK cinemas on December 26, 2016.

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.