Though Assassin’s Creed didn’t exactly light the world on fire and the possibility of a trilogy seems dubious, the sci-fi, action-adventure video game adaptation could have ended on a much different note. Thanks to Collider, we now have a glimpse of what that alternate ending could have looked like. Beware of some potential spoilers for the film.
Originally, Assassin’s Creed was made with the idea of a movie franchise in mind backed by star Michael Fassbender, and so the filmmakers wanted to leverage not just Fassbender but the other assassins they had introduced in later installments. After all, the assassins are supposed to be uniquely talented and not easy to take down, so living to see another day was certainly likely. However, the original ending of the film was much darker, and deadlier.
As you can see in the clip below, Callum (Fassbender) was the lone survivor of an escape attempt, as all of the other assassins fell at the hands of a group of security guards. Sounds a little underwhelming for a film about badass assassins, right? Well, it seems test audiences agreed, as director Justin Kurzel and editor Christopher Tellefsen explain.
What do you think of this alternate ending? Would you have preferred it to the one that made it into the final cut? Let us know below!
Assassin’s Creed arrives on Digital HD on March 10, and on 4K ULTRA HD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD on March 21.
Theater-Worthy Movies To Look Forward To In March
As we say goodbye to February and Oscar season, we look onwards toward March as the summer blockbuster season begins. March is a month loaded with anticipated movies and it has something for everyone – especially genre fans. Next month’s offerings are diverse, ranging from smaller horror-thrillers to long-awaited reboots and sequels. This bode’s well for multiplex’s as audiences have more than once choice at any given weekend. With heavy hitters that will appeal to both kids and adults, March is sure to be a big month at the box office.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect to come out next month in chronological order. Hit Next to continue!