‘Assassin’s Creed’ and New ‘Bourne’ Sequel Eyeing ‘Ex Machina’ Star Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander has been acting for several years now, but it was only with her recent roles in Ex Machina and Son of a Gun that she finally earned some major attention. Audiences are about to get even more Vikander, as the actress is being targeted for two major upcoming films: the big screen version of the hit video game Assassin’s Creed, as well as the fifth installment in the Bourne franchise.
Deadline reports that Vikander is being eyed for parts in both films, which may interfere with her role in The Circle, the upcoming film from director James Ponsoldt which co-stars Tom Hanks. Emma Watson would reportedly replace Vikander on that project so she can film both Assassin’s Creed and Bourne 5.
Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender, who’s re-teaming with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the adaptation of the hit Ubisoft video game franchise. Vikander is also starring opposite Fassbender in The Light Between Oceans, the new film from The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance.
As for the Bourne film, Matt Damon is set to reprise his role as Jason Bourne, with original trilogy director Paul Greengrass returning. That film is scheduled to begin production in August, with Assassin’s Creed following in the fall, which would make appearing in both films a tight squeeze for Vikander.
Vikander has several upcoming films in addition to the above — she’s also appearing in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., as well as Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne, and The Weinstein Company’s Tulip Fever; the latter two are already generating early awards season buzz. Then there’s Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, and Adam Jones co-starring Bradley Cooper and Jamie Dornan.
By this time next year, Alicia Vikander is going to be pretty much everywhere you look. At this rate, how long is it before Marvel and Lucasfilm are interested in casting her in their franchises?