Assassin's Creed Movie Adds Two More to Its Increasingly Excellent Cast

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While it remains to be seen if it will rise above the usual (low) quality levels of video game-based movies, the Assassin's Creed film's cast continues to get better.

Jeremy Irons in the terrible D&D movie
Jeremy Irons in the terrible D&D movie

Deadline reports two new additions to the cast: Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Irons is best known for his voicework in The Lion King and his role as the villain in Die Hard: With A Vengeance, though you may have seen him most recently lending his wonderful voice to trailers for the upcoming Batman v Superman. Gleeson, on the other hand, is known for his work in Edge of Tomorrow, Gangs of New York, Braveheart, and the Harry Potter movies.

The two join existing cast members Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Gleeson plays the role of Fassbender's father, while Irons plays Cotillard's father. Others confirmed to appear in the movie include Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) and Denis Menochet (Inglourious Basterds).

In August, we got out first look at Fassbender in costume as his character, Callum Lynch. This is a character created explicitly for the film and is said to be very different from Desmond Miles from the games. Although the movie features new characters, it takes place in the same universe as the games, which will (along with the comics) be affected by the events of the movie.

Assassin's Creed, as the movie is simply titled, lands in theater on December 21, 2016. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, the next game in the series, arrives on October 23.

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