The news comes after Kurzel spoke about a potential Assassin’s Creed sequel’s time period. Fassbender’s confirmation that a trilogy is already being tentatively planned suggests that some/most of the big stars of the fist Assassin’s Creed movie – which, in addition to Fassbender, includes the Oscar-winners Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, as well as Michael K. Williams – have signed contracts. tying them in for as long as their characters may survive in the franchise.
As mentioned, movies adapted from video games have a habit of disappointing audiences when they eventually hit the big screen. Couple that with the film’s sizable budget (reportedly between $130-200 million) and Assassin’s Creed is going to have to rake in a nice profit to find itself being considered for more releases in the future. Early fan reactions have been largely positive – so if the film can maintain that forward momentum with both its critical reception and box office turnout, there may yet prove to be an Assassin’s Creed film trilogy in the cards (as Fassbender is currently hoping for).