Look, we all know that video game movies generally leave something (or a few things) to be desired. But we here at BabbleOn5 think that they’re just an Iron Man (2008) away from taking off as Hollywood’s next big genre film.
Hopefully leading that charge is 2016’s Assassin’s Creed, starring X-Men actor Michael Fassbender. The dude killed it as a younger Magneto, and he’s proven time and time again that he is quite the talented actor.
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch’s ancestor Aguilar. He certainly looks the part.
Assassin’s Creed has developed in to one of gamings top franchises over the years, creating some pretty fascinating characters along the way. However, Fassbender won’t be playing any of them. Instead, he’ll be playing an original character for the movies: Callum Lynch (doesn’t sound anywhere near as cool as Assassin’s Creed II’s Ezio Auditore).
Yahoo has a bit more on the subject, “Fassbender’s character was created specifically for the film. (The movie isn’t retelling any of the existing games, but rather introducing new characters into the same world.) Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.”
Yahoo also noted that filming begins this coming Monday at locations that include: Malta, London, and Spain. Assassin’s Creed also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, and is directed by Justin Kurzel. The film will hit theaters on December 21st, 2016.
Ever wanted to feel as though you went through Master Chief training? Feel as though you’ve earned the right to strut with your chest high with a hard look in your eye, that says that you’ve been through hell and are more badass than anyone else could hope to be?
Well, here’s the first step toward making that happen. Yeah~ You can start dressing like you live in the Halo Universe… since, you know, it’s not real.
Check the online store HERE. It ain’t cheap though. So better ask mom for an advance on your allowance… for the next three years.
They also have an Assassin’s Creed collection HERE.
Hosted by William Shatner?! With members of the Captain Kirk’s enterprise crew?! Can you wait until January 2017? Holy Shiznit… this is going to be teeeeeerrible, but I want to go.
Check out their itinerary:
Click HERE to make your reservation.
Check it out on Bungie’s twitch channel TODAY at 2pm EST
HURRY CLICK HERE to get to their channel before it’s too late!!
Coming in SEPTEMBER!!!
Click the Jump for a couple more videos to tide you over until then…
Did we learn NOTHING from the Matrix?
Cambridge’s Department of Engineering has built a ‘mother robot’ that has the ability to create, test, and improve her ‘baby robots’.
Click the jump for more on the experiment, including a video of the robot in action.
Okay, so this is pretty friggin’ awesome, right!? Japan’s All Nipon Air (ANA) recently revealed not one, but THREE new designs that will be in the air as soon as October! Just in time for Episode VII.
But if you think ANA settled for a simple paint job, think again. Each aircraft is going to feature various Star Wars amenities, such as themed headrests, all six movies being on-demand, as well as Star Wars decor.
Take a look at two of the designs below, one BB-8 (the new ball-droid from Episode VII) and one R2-D2 themed plane.
I mean, look at them!
The first jet takes off on international routes starting October 18th. All three jets will eventually fly internationally to cities like Vancouver, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Beijing, Jakarta, and Brussels, as well as domestically within Japan. In November, the Star Wars themed jet will begin with domestic routes, with the BB-8 jet getting in to the international fold in March 2016.
Here’s a link to the ANA Star Wars themed website, just in case you’d like some more information! Be sure the check out the video below of all of the planes “in action!”
My favorite part of Disneyland was always the ‘Star Tours’ ride. However, the recent revamp has left me unsatisfied and a little disappointed..
There is A New Hope! Star Wars Land is coming to Anaheim and Orlando. Over 14 acres each, it’s Disney’s largest single themed land expansion ever. Disney’s goal, “transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”
Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO, had this to say:
“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”
Some concept art after the jump:
Disney unveiled a new Starwars: The Force Awakens poster today at D23 and it look friggin awesome! Check it out after the jump.
If you loved old monster movies from the 1930s and 1950s, TITANO is right up your alley. A short tribute film directed by Ben Chavda and starring Irwin Keyes, TITANO is a look into the life of an old character actor who is able to play the role of a lifetime in a surprising turn of events. Endearing and slightly melancholy, the short is a wonderful tribute, and even more poignant as Irwin Keyes died shortly after filming was completed.
Click the jump for the short Continue reading
Remember a couple weeks ago when Babble reported on the performance enhancing drugs scandal of the eSport arena? Remember how it sounded riiiiidiculous? Well, it’s actually THIS serious. Check the vid for a really awesome explanation by @hingers… don’t get distracted by the aussie accent coming from his cute asian face though. LISTEN TO HIS WORDS.
But Kory Friesen, I thought you didn’t care! Why the retraction?!
No words. Shhhhhh… just watch it.
If I was Canadian, he would get MY vote.