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First read this article: http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/7/9/michael-fassbender-to-star-in-assassins-creed.html
I don’t know how true it is, and I don’t claim to know much about Michael Fassbender or studio decisions, but I’m super disappointed with this development. Hollywood has ONE CHANCE to cast an Arabic character in a lead role and replaces him with a blue-eyed Caucasian looking guy (I say that because I don’t know if he’s of mixed race ancestry or purely European). I’m not hating on Fassbender or anything, he’s a very talented actor and I loved him in X-men but…please, please don’t mess up Altair…
How the heck are they going to cast a movie set in Syria (I think?) with the main ARABIC character being a white guy?
I’m gonna trust Ubisoft’s decision on this, because Ubisoft has done brilliant work in the game itself when it comes to cultural/racial diversity, but still…I’m very disappointed at how whenever there’s a legitimate chance for a PoC to be a main character, they get replaced by a white male because that’s how Hollywood works. I mean, the game was still very popular even though the main character was an Arab—so why do they think that the movie won’t be?
Maybe Fassbender can be Desmond >_>