With the Ubisoft-produced Assassin’s Creed film hitting cinemas this December, it’s been reported that the studio is already planning for a sequel. A representative of Catchplay – the movie’s Taiwanese co-financier – informed Variety that producer New Regency is hoping to make both the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell films into franchises with multiple releases.
Assassin’s Creed will star Michael Fassbender and Mario Cotillard, and will release on December 21 2016. The Splinter Cell movie, on the other hand, is scheduled for a 2017 release, to star Tom Hardy and directed by Bourne confederate Doug Liman.
Another report has even confirmed that Michael Fassbender will return for the Ubisoft sequel in the lead role. Variety’s article also mentions that the next Assassin’s Creed game will reportedly release in January 2017; a little out of character given that the game franchise typically assumes an autumn release window. No announcement concerning a new Assassin’s Creed game has been made by Ubisoft.
However, as Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India released January of this year, it wouldn’t be entirely unheard of. The developer also broke yearly Assassin’s Creed tradition this year, announcing that it would not be releasing a core Assassin’s Creed game this year.