Video game films don’t usually end up being winners, but fans always hope that one day, they’ll be pleasantly surprised. Maybe the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film will be the one. At any rate, 20th Century Fox and New Regency seem to have faith in the film; Box Office Mojo is reporting that the companies have settled on a release date, and its a risky one!

The Assassin’s Creed film will reportedly open on May 22, 2015. At first glance, this seems like the smart choice. After all, isn’t that around when many big action films come out? Assassin’s Creed could make it big! But here is the thing…this means that Assassin’s Creed will be opening only a few weeks after a small film called AVENGERS 2!!!

Fox will have to be really careful when promoting this film. After the whole Battleship experience (where Avengers completely overshadowed it), I hope Fox has a plan!

So far, there hasn’t been much casting news, but Michael Fassbender is slated to star and produce. Michael Lesslie is handling the script.

So…think this release date might help Assassin’s Creed, or be its downfall?

Source: IGN