The mirror effect between the poster’s top and bottom halves is coupled with the phrase, “Your destiny is in your blood.” The new poster illustrates the movie’s apparent themes of identifying with your own past and the sense that you’re inescapably bound to your ancestors. If there’s any actor who is capable of delivering a strong performance while straddling two separate worlds and identities, it’s Fassbender.
The cinematic adaptation of Assassin’s Creed appears to feature the same fascination with the history of the Spanish Inquisition that most of Ubisoft’s popular video game franchise has demonstrated. But the trailers have mostly depicted what is expected to be a large number of thrilling action sequences – and record-breaking stunts – featuring Fassbender in action. The new poster, which surrounds the star with a variety of weapons, drives that point home.
However, Kurzel had an advantage of drawing from legendary source material in adapting Shakespeare’s Macbeth for the big screen. Assassin’s Creed will almost certainly be a visually resplendent source of spectacular action, but it remains to be seen if the story itself is up to par with the rest. Still, there’s reason to be confident that the acting will be top-notch with Fassbender leading the way and a talented group of actors supporting him.