Michael Fassbender is currently filming the Assassin's Creed movie adaptation and while the actor seems to be hard at work making sure the film lives up to fan expectations, he recently revealed that he had never played the popular video game!

"I hadn't played it before these guys approached me," Fassbender told Entertainment Weekly. "I've played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character," the actor added.

Fassbender plays Callum Lynch — a modern day descendant of 15th century Spanish assassin Aguilar. Even though his character is a master assassin with special abilities, it does not involve super powers or magic. "A lot of the stuff in the game is Parkour," explained the X-Men star. "Blades attached to his wrists. It's about getting in close to the target, close quarters fighting."

Check out the first official still from the film below:

Talking about what fans can expect from the film, Fassbender said: "We're striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We're really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We're working hard to make this something special."

Assassin's Creed is slated to release on 21 December 2016.