While ‘Assassin’s Creed‘ didn’t have a happy ending with box office sales, it didn’t end on a down note but apparently the original ending did. While this still could be an ongoing series for Michael Fassbender, it would seem that the poor reception is making that quite unlikely. With the idea of a franchise starter, it seemed like killing Fassbender’s character would never have been on the table but there was an ending which might leave you wondering how they’d go on.
If you haven’t seen the movie and still want to watch it unscathed from spoilers, you may want to turn back now.
In the theaters we see Fassbender’s Callum and some of his fellow inmates escape the facility that they were being imprisoned in. Likely they were going to protect the Apple from the ongoing sect of the Templars which would have easily lead into a second film.
Originally though Justin Kurzel and editor Christopher Tellefsen had a different vision in mind where Callum was the only one who was able to escape. This ending would leave him as the only assassin with his skills and knowledge in our world. With an entire movie built on the premise on explaining how they are the best of the best, it wouldn’t have been that thrilling to see them all get mowed down while making a jailbreak.
Oh, and that could make a difficult harder to pull off with only one familiar face in Callum.
You can check out the alternate ending right here:
I would have to agree that the original ending would have been a mistake. The lack of being able to bring in more continuity in a sequel if the studio does get one greenlit from characterization alone would have been frustrating for audiences and the writing team.
Are you happy that we got the ending we did or with little chance of a sequel do you wish the original ending had been aired with the film? Share your thoughts below!
You can take ‘Assassin’s Creed’ home on Digital HD on March 10th, 2017 with Blu-ray releases hitting shelves on March 21st, 2017!
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