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.
In light of SDCC here’s a lovely little piece of cosplay that’ll make you realize that nothing you ever cobble together will ever be good enough again, whilst simultaneously make you want to step your cosplay game up a bit.
mama always said i’d never be good enough~
Here’s a link to all their lovely goodness. Step yo cosplay game UP.
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I’ve had a week to think about ComicCon 2009 and what I enjoyed about it. Here are a few thoughts.
At the top of the list of things I enjoyed is Flynn’s Arcade, an off-site exhibit promoting Tron Legacy. This is due in no small part to the fact that Tron is one of my favorite movies and anything related to the subjects of light cycles and information discs makes me giddy. Rabid fandom aside, Flynn’s Arcade was my favorite part of ComicCon because it was incredibly well executed. The OG (Original Game-sta) arcade cabinets, air hockey tables, and 80’s music blaring from the sound system captured the essence of an old-school arcade, much like the ones I remember from my youth. Add to that the concept art and life-sized recreation of the new lightcycle (spectacular!) and it’s clear why Flynn’s was such an incredible experience.
Close behind Flynn’s Arcade, however, are the lines. Yes, I enjoyed them! Well, one in particular, anyway. If that sounds unbelievable, let me explain. Usually, I don’t like lines; I am not alone in my dislike of them. Lines to purchase movie tickets, lines at the DMV, lines for the bathroom… these are lines that irritate. They get in the way. Most lines are like this, but every now and then something happens. Continue reading
If you liked Batman: Gotham Knight, I think you might enjoy the re-imagining of these two Marvel Characters.