Robert Downey Jr. Cast in Assassin's Creed Movie

According to Moviepilot, Robert Downey Jr has been cast in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. The Iron Man star will reportedly play the role of Leonardo Da Vinci, which probably means the game will be set around the events of Assassin’s Creed 2. It has already been confirmed that the film will be co-produced by Inglourious Basterds star Michael Fassbender, who will also play the leading role.

That rumour was quickly followed up by the news that the film, which earlier had a firm 7th August 2015 release date, has now been pushed to 2016. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the delay is due to ‘multiple script rewrites and scheduling issues’.

OUr TAKE: We’re not quite sure what to make of this rumour. While Michael Fassbender is a star in his own right, it does seem a bit strange to have a much bigger star in Downey Jr as a supporting cast member. Not that we’re complaining. Ezio and Da Vinci had forged quite a friendship over the course of Assassin’s Creed 2, so it would be great to see these two great characters translate that into movie form. But with the script still being worked on and scheduling in a mess, it’ll be a while before we can get an official confirmation or denial on this rumour.

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