Michael Fassbender sprak tijdens het promoten van 12 Years A Slave over de filmadaptatie van Assassin’s Creed en X-Men: First Class. Allereerst sprak hij over de rol van Magneto in X-Men: First Class. De acteur zei:
“Around the time I decided to do X-Men, there were other big studio projects coming my way, and for me, it was the right character and the right script, and doing that film allowed me to get other films financed. I have my production company now [Finn McCool Films], and the more difficult subject matter that doesn’t tick the right boxes can get made thanks to films like X-Men and Prometheus. And as a fan, I love an entertainment piece as much as something that has an element of social commentary to it. It keeps me on my toes, keeps me flexible, and allows me to stretch whatever range I’ve got.”
Daarna ging hij verder over het onderwerp van de Assassin’s Creed film en gaf toe dat hij nog nooit één van de video games heeft gespeeld.
“That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories.”
De gameverfilming zal worden geregisseerd door Justin Kurzel (Macbeth).