Can Assassin’s Creed Break The Video Game Franchise’s Glass Ceiling?

Can Assassin’s Creed Break The Video Game Franchise’s Glass Ceiling?

Video Game movies generally have not done well domestically, and hardly better internationally. It’s a franchise however, that Hollywood needs to get right if they want to continue milking rich storylines, creative characters, and pretty open-ended universes.

That’s why I have my doubts about Assassin’s Creed. Though it has a familiar historical setting and Michael Fassbender starring which gives it a nudge up against non A-list talent like Warcraft had to deal with. It may not even be enough to compete with the Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi pic Passengers. That movie has two HUGE brand name stars and it’s playing to pretty much the same audience if not a more diverse date-movie group. The same group 2013’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock/George Clooney got.

This is all before Assassin’s Creed ever even tries to go head to head with Star Wars. It’s just not that powerful a brand with limited audience appeal to even attempt to do that. I think Assassin’s Creed will bomb at the Box Office, much like Warcraft did.

It really is shocking to me that Hollywood can’t really get a video game franchise right except Tomb Raider.

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