Assassin’s Creed Fan Cast

My dream cast for the first Assassin’s Creed movie!

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By Retardo - 6/5/2011
With the recent (kind of) announcement that Ubisoft are looking to expand into movies, in a similar manner as to Marvel Studios, I got thinking as to which game franchise I’d like to see come to the big screen, and as it is one of my favourite game series, I thought what better than Assassin’s Creed.

Now, with my casting choices I’ve tried to be as unique as possible, and have to admit I’ve mainly cast white actors to play the Middle Eastern characters, but this is quite simply because I don’t know any Middle Eastern actors, so figured if this franchise is brought to the big screen it’d be done like Prince of Persia, with white people getting tans… lol…
Also, just as a side note, I admittedly haven’t cast every single character in the game, but this is because the game cast is so expansive I couldn’t think of anyone to fulfil the roles of some of Altair’s targets. Well, enough with the intro, below is my cast, and I hope you guys enjoy!


Desmond Miles – Jake Gyllenhaal


Yeah, I know he was Dastan in Prince of Persia, and whereas a lot of people see that as a failure, I actually think it was pretty cool, but that’s not why I cast him. It was after seeing Gyllenhaal in Source Code, that I thought he would be epic in the role, partly as the film features a similar concept to Assassin’s Creed. Despite that though, Gyllenhaal actually looks a bit like Desmond and is naturally a very charming and charismatic guy and has a great wit to him; perfect attributes needed for the role.

Lucy Stillman – Kristen Bell


She’s ‘played’ the role before in the games, so why not? Despite that though, she’s a solid young actress, admittedly she’s more known for comedy roles but I think if given the chance she would be good in the role, primarily because I enjoyed her work on Veronica Mars and Heroes.

Subject 16 – Joseph Gordon Levitt


He’s a really cool actor, and is finally starting to get the mainstream attention he deserves. Really liked him in Brick, the Lookout and Inception. Admittedly, he’d be around as a voice only character, which I think he would be great at as he just sounds very intelligent, but if needed I think he could pull of 16’s physical appearance too.

Professor Warren Vidic – Jeff Bridges


He’s a really great actor, really liked him in Iron Man and Tron: Legacy, and I also thought he was pretty cool in True Grit. End of the day he’s a great actor and visually looks the part so I’d love to see him give the role a spin!

Altair Ibn-La’Ahad – Tom Hardy


Another really great actor, and solid up and comer. Really enjoyed him in Bronson and the Take and Inception, and look forward to him as Bane in the Dark Knight Rises. Now, I know guys like Chris Bale or Sam Worthington (why Worthington? I will never know) are fan favourites, but end of the day they seem a bit off for the role. With Hardy, visually he could pass of as a relative of Gyllenhaal’s, but he’s also a very talented martial artist so would bring a lot of realism to the fight scenes. As a side note though, as Hardy is admittedly quite short, I’d expect for him to use lifts just to appear a bit taller and more imposing.

Malik A-Sayf – David Wenham


He’s a pretty decent actor, enjoyed his work in the Lord of the Rings film series, and 300, however it was mainly due to his visual similarity to the character and because of his work in Van Helsing that I cast him. Now, you may be thinking what the fuck?!? But he essentially played the same character there, just camper and more comedic, so if he played it more seriously as he does with most of his other roles I’ve mentioned above, then he would be perfect in the role.

Maria Thorpe – Eva Green


She’s a pretty good actress, I liked her work in Casino Royale and Franklyn, and she’s pretty good on Camelot too. End of the day I cast her more because she looks very similar to the character than anything else, but I also think she could do well in the role.

Robert de Sable – Mark Strong


He’s an epic actor and is great at playing villains. Really liked his work in Body of Lies, Kick- Ass, Rock n Rolla, Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood, where he played a very similar character. End of the day visually he looks a lot like the character, and he is a total badass so I’d love to see him in the role!

King Richard – Ray Winstone


He’s a solid actor, who not only visually looks the part, but just has that raw, intimidating and powerful presence to him needed for such a role. Admittedly, it should be similar to a cameo, but I still think it would need a solid actor for it, just to further cement the character’s presence and gravitas.

Al Mualim – Liam Neeson


Another really great actor. Really enjoyed him in Taken, the A-Team and his turn as Ra’s Al Ghul in Batman Begins; a very similar character to Al Mualim. End of the day, he’s a great actor and he has the right presence and powerful voice needed to play Altair’s corrupt mentor. So if given the role, I will actually have a nerdgasm… lol…


Well, that’s who I want for Assassin’s Creed! I hope you guys enjoyed my casting choices, as always please leave me your thoughts on them, thanks!

Other fan casts to check out;

DC:
- Superman
- Batman
- Green Lantern
- The Flash
- The Justice League

Marvel:
- Captain America
- Iron Man
- Thor
- The Hulk
- Spider-Man
- The Fantastic Four
- The X-Men
- The Avengers
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Lewis25 - 6/5/2011, 8:13 PM
I always figured instead of casting three different actors for Desmond, Altair and Ezio,they would cast one guy and shortly after he enters the Animus he sees himself in a reflection and asks why Altair looks exactly like him. They explain that he sees himself because he is reliving their memories through the animus but everyone else sees Altair or something like that. As for your cast most of these I like except I think Al Mualim should be played by Erick Avari.
yankeemanf - 6/5/2011, 9:57 PM
this is a great cast but u should add ezio to the cast also...i think ezio could be played by hugh jackman actually
Retardo - 6/6/2011, 1:02 AM
@ Lewis25

If a movie is getting made they will probably do that to save money lol, but I dunno after seeing Source Code, I thought the best way to approach it would b like that, so yeah frankly I wouldn't even mind if Gyllenhaal was Altair, he's still a solid actor. As for Al Mualim, I wanted someone who could handle the physicality of the role, and Neeson was the only guy that came to mind!

@ yankeemanf

Il do an Assassin's Creed II fan cast somewhere down the line, so Ezio will be included there obviously, but Hugh Jackman is too old 4 Ezio though, in no. 2 he starts off as young 'hipster' lol
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/6/2011, 3:17 AM
Good cast!:)

I think Hardy should play both Desmond and Altair thou. And maybe even Ezio! Other actors i would think for those roles are Henry Cavill, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Bale, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Sam Worthington.
But Jake Gyllenhaal would be great also!
But i would definitely cast Tom Hardy as them all! He has the looks and acting ability! Plus he can be hell of a chameleon in his roles!
AC1 - 6/6/2011, 9:51 AM
I think your modern day choices are pretty good, never thought of Bridges as Vidic and he'd be great. But I don't like Gyllenhall for Desmond, I enjoyed Prince of Persia so I got nothing against him as an actor, I just dont think he's right for the part. And your historical Assassin choices are for the most part a bit... I dunno, but you've casted dont really fit, you've mostly casted white people for middle-eastern characters, so it seems a bit off to me. Your choices for Thorpe and De Sable are good mind. Also, Tom Hardy is one of my favourite new actors, but I don't think he's right for Altair at all, and the actor who plays Desmond would probably be Altair and Ezio too.

So yeah, this cast is a bit all over the place IMO, but at least you gave info which is more than some do, and you do have some awesome choices dotted around in there. Nice stuff.
Retardo - 6/6/2011, 10:38 AM
@ ACira

Yeah lol... I c what ur saying, 2 b honest I casted white actors as I dont actually know any Middle Eastern actors, so if ever this movie gets made, I'm presuming they'll take a page out of Prince of Persia and just get the actors to get tans to appear Middle Eastern...
SuperDude001 - 6/6/2011, 10:50 AM
This is near perfect dude! The only one I have a problem with is Gyllenhaal as I just don't think he's right for the role.
Still superb cast dude, keep up the good work!!
AC1 - 6/6/2011, 11:29 AM
@Sup3r yeah, I get why you chose them, there arent too many middle eastern actors out there to be fair.
naterator - 6/6/2011, 12:19 PM
@Lewis25 i agree with you. all three should be cast as the same actor with the explaination that you gave. as for who should play this character....i say Wentworth Miller from Prison Break for Desmond, Altair and Ezio

OptimusBurgundyMaximus - 6/6/2011, 1:54 PM
you should make it with assasins creed 2

as its a superior story and characters

but still good casting choices
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/6/2011, 4:36 PM
Joaquin Phoenix would be great Desmond, Altair and Ezio!

If he would be younger!;)
CrossOver - 6/7/2011, 1:16 AM
I would go with Aaron johnson from kick-ass for Desmond and Altair

He can pull both the teenager and more mature characters. To me that is perfect cast for Desmond, Altair, and Ezio.
DDub - 6/7/2011, 8:17 AM
agree with Optimus. AC2 is a better storyline.

I hate the word epic now.
jpawlowski - 9/1/2011, 2:49 PM
I believe Johnathan Rhys Meyers should play the part of both Altair and Desmond.

http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1/2009/04/meyers-soloist/jonathan-rhys-meyers-smooth-soloist-01.jpg
ACFCBfan - 10/21/2011, 1:22 PM
Well there is a big failure in here...From what i know and i think im quite sure, Desmond Miles, Altair and Ezio are all characters from this person ---> Francisco Randez.
Not Jake Gyllenhaal... Sorry but u made a big failure loll :P
ACFCBfan - 10/21/2011, 1:24 PM
Btw the proof. http://thelifeinthefuture.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/desmondassassins.jpg
Looks much more alike to Desmond Miles than that Jake dude loool

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