This week marks the launch of Licensing Expo 2015, and part of the event will include a presentation focused on the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed. We're not sure what types of toys and merchandise will be revealed, but today we get the first promo art for the highly anticipated movie. The poster promises the film will be in theaters for Christmas next year. But more importantly, it shows off a Hawk. Are we about to get star Michael Fassbender as popular character Johnathan Hawk?
First introduced in the graphic novel Assassin's Creed, Volume 3: Accipiter, Jonathan Hawk is a member of the Assassin Order and a descendant of the Aleman Assassin Accipiter and Egyptian Assassin Numa Al'Khamsin. In 2012, he used the Animus to relive the memories of his ancestors. He was a member of the Assassin cell based in London, headed by Stella Crow. If Michael Fassbender is playing Jonathan Hawk, it's certainly interesting news. Previous reports claimed that the actor was playing two characters within a Spanish Inquisition setting. Michael Fassbender was said to be playing a Spanish Assassin named Aguilar de Agarorobo, as well as his modern day descendant, a convicted felon named Michael Lynch, who is being used by the Templars to further their cause in their war against the Assassins. The character is portrayed as a much older man in the books, so it's possible that Hawk is being portrayed by an as yet unannounced actor. The character was featured in four volumes of the comic based on the video game.
Assassin's Creed will reportedly start production in September, but that has not been confirmed. The movie is coming from 20th Century Fox and Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The franchise starter will reunite Michael Fassbender with Marion Cotillard and director Justin Kurzel, who all worked together on this year's Macbeth. Take a look at the poster and let us now how excited, or not, you are for Assassin's Creed and the possibility that Jonathan Hawk is coming to the big screen: