Actor Michael K. Williams Lands Key Roles in ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed’

By July 6, 2015

One actor’s schedule just got a whole lot busier, and will be attached to two major genre releases for 2016.

According to Variety, actor Michael K. Williams — best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire,” appearances on “Boardwalk Empire,” and who starred opposite Joel Kinnaman in 2014’s RoboCop — has been cast in two of next year’s most prominent releases: Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, as well as the upcoming adaptation of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed, to be directed by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender producing and starring.

With Ghostbusters shooting right now, that will be Williams’ first stop. The film, which retools the concept slightly to feature an all-female version of the team with Chris Hemsworth serving as their secretary, will feature Williams in a role that has yet to be publicly revealed. The film began shooting in Boston this past June 18th, and is expected to also shoot in New York City before production wraps later this year. Ghostbusters is currently scheduled to be released on July 22nd, 2016.

Slightly more is known about the size of Williams’ role in Assassin’s Creed, which will apparently be integral to the plot of the film, and potentially the franchise if this first outing is successful. While it hasn’t been revealed exactly what kind of character he’ll play, it’s reportedly big enough that it would be accurate to call Williams a “co-star” alongside Fassbender in any potential follow-up. Assassin’s Creed currently has a release date of December 21st, 2016, with production slated to begin this September.

Either way, it looks like Williams will be pretty busy for most of the next year. For more on these films as they develop further, keep your eyes on GeekNation.

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As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.