All Hail Fassbender in New “Macbeth” Stills

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Man, is anyone else sick of seeing Michael Fassbender this week? The Xmen: Apocalypse star’s been on promo overload this week.

Not only have we seen him on the new poster for Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs, we’ve also got a sneaky look at him in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed adaptation. But that’s all, right? Wrong! We’ve still got Macbeth to go.

Posters have been released for John Kurzel‘s take on the Shakespearean tragedy. Fassbender plays the titular role, while Mario Cotillard¬†stars as Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth Poster Michael Fassbender
Macbeth Poster Michael Fassbender
Macbeth Poster Marion Cotillard
Macbeth Poster Marion Cotillard

The posters show both stars looking equally haunting and morbid. Fassbender looks to be mid-battle, smeared in black war paint and looking a little blood-thirsty. As for Cotillard, her marital veil and regal porcelain-ness are frankly terrifying. Both actors look more than ready to plot some murders, Cotillard in particular.

Michael Fassbender Macbeth
Michael Fassbender Macbeth
Paddy Considine Macbeth
Paddy Considine Macbeth

As well as posters, we have a couple of stills. The first shows Macbeth mid-battle, making a name for himself. Cinematic takes on Macbeth have tended to keep away from battle scenes, but this version could take advantage of Fassbender‘s 300 training. It certainly seems like Kurzel will be getting as much blood and battle into his production as possible. We also get our first look at Banquo, played by Paddy Considine. Beard aside, you may recognise Considine from Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. Banquo is a warring pal of Macbeth’s who joins him when he encounters the three prophecy-weilding witches.

The visuals of this movie are violently striking, and were highly praised when the film premiered at Cannes. Hopefully the adoring Cannes reviews will be just as accurate.

Macbeth will invade UK theatres this October, before heading to December in the US.

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