SlashFilm is reporting that Michael Fassbender’s Assassin's Creed will arrive May 22nd, 2015. Fassbender (Prometheus, Shame) will play “Desmond Miles, the descendant of a long line of assassins who can relive the memories of his ancestors”. The film will be released by 20th Century Fox.
What is interesting is the release date. May 22nd, 2015 falls in the third week of May. This week is usually the week that Star Wars films get released. With Episode VII having a 2015 release date and all Star Wars films (six in total) historically falling in the same week, do you think 20th Century Fox will move Assassin’s Creed?
What could become another factor is Disney already having a big Summer movie at the beginning of May, Avengers 2. Will Disney move Star Wars to June? Will they buck tradition and give Star Wars a new month unto which they will release them? With casting not even started yet, will J.J. Abrams make the 2015 release date?