The Assassin’s Creed film’s original ending was scrapped in favour of a less depressing one

By Shabana Arif, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:32 GMT

It turns out that the Assassin’s Cree movie could’ve actually been worse. Or better, depending on your point of view. Spoilers ahead.

The Assassin’s Creed film released at the end of last year to predictably disappointing reviews, although it started 2017 as the UK’s No.1 film, raking in £5.3 million in its first week in the UK, and grossing almost $150 million worldwide in its first three weeks.

Review-wise, the film somehow managed to score less than The Prince of Persia.

In the video above, you can watch a rough cut of the alternate ending, while director Justin Kurzel and Editor Christopher Tellefsen talk you through it.

In the release version, Callum and his pals escape from Abstergo together, possibly making soft plans to form a new group of Assassins.

In the alternative ending, Callum is the sole survivor, and apparently also the only one who couldn’t find a shirt. Having not seen the film based on my experience with every other video game movie, I’m assuming there’s a reason behind that.

“People [in the screening] were not satisfied with him being alone,” Tellefsen said, describing the audience response to this version of the ending.

“They definitely wished for him to have a tribe, to be initiated into something, and they were not satisfied with all of the assassins [dying].”

Well things worked out for Callum in the end by the looks of things.

Did you see the film? Let us know what you thought, and if you think the alternative ending would’ve made it better or worse.

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