Actress Alicia Vikander to Choose Between ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Bourne 5’

By May 23, 2015

Actress Alicia Vikander captivated audiences due to her resonant performance in Ex Machina, the sci-fi film written and directed by Alex Garland. That film has made the young actress highly sought after, and now she has to choose between two tentpole films to star in that are both imminently close to beginning production.

According to Deadline, Vikander is up for a major role in the fifth film of the Bourne franchise, which will be directed once again by Paul Greengrass and return Matt Damon to his role as Jason Bourne. Scheduled to release at the end of next July, the film will be written by both Greengrass and Damon along with Christopher Rouse, and they will also be producing. Vikander is eyed as the female lead for the film, and would likely have to begin work on it soon in order for the film to meet its planned release date.

The other major film that Vikander is up for is Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft video game series and being developed at New Regency. To be directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will be produced by Michael Fassbender, with the actor also slating to star. It’s expected to adapt the familiar elements of the world of the games, taking place in both modern times as well as an historical era, with Fassbender playing both the modern man as well as his ancestor, a member of the Order of Assassins.

Vikander has a hefty schedule in the near future, appearing opposite Henry Cavill in Warner Bros.’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, the Weinstein Co’s Tulip Fever, John Wells’ Adam Jones, and Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans which also stars Fassbender.

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Chris Clow
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.
  • Sammie Sun

    Marion Cotillard is in Macbeth, not Vikander