Last month it was reported that the Swedish star of Ex Machina Alicia Vikander was in talks to star in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film. Today Deadline reported that Vikander is confirmed to star in the next Bourne movie, joining Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Due to this, she will not be able to join the Assassin’s Creed film, nor the upcoming Tom Hanks-produced The Circle that she was considering.
The next Bourne movie will be the series’ fifth film and the first with Damon and Greengrass since The Bourne Ultimatum from 2007. It is expected to release July 29, 2016.
Vikander’s departure from Assassin’s Creed just adds to the shroud of mystery airing over the film, which was intended to release May 22, 2015 and has been pushed back several times, now delayed until December 21 of next year.
Aside from Michael Fassbender starring and producing, we don’t know much about the AC movie. In September, it was reported that Robert Downey Jr. would join the film, but that rumor was never confirmed. Marion Cotillard may also star in the movie.
Video games haven’t had the best history when it comes to adapting them for film. Assassin’s Creed has had a rocky start, so let’s hope that the film, which is finally in production, will turn that trend around.