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** The Leap of Faith, rather than being done with CGI, was done for real by Michael Fassbender's stunt double Damien Walters, specifically to avoid ConspicuousCG. At 125 feet, it's one of the longest freefalls ever done by a stuntman.

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** The Leap of Faith, rather than being done with CGI, was done for real by Michael Fassbender's stunt double Damien Walters, specifically to avoid ConspicuousCG.SpecialEffectFailure. At 125 feet, it's one of the longest freefalls ever done by a stuntman.


* DeletedRole: Among the Assassin descendants in Abstergo headquarters there was originally a young girl named Lara (played by Octavia-Selena Alexandru) who inherited memories from Maria. Her entire subplot was edited out very late in development, but her scenes are included in the home release of the movie.

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* DeletedRole: Among the Assassin descendants in Abstergo headquarters there was originally a young girl named Lara (played by Octavia-Selena Alexandru) who inherited memories from Maria.Maria, implying the latter survived to the capture of Granada and left descendance in that version of the script. Her entire subplot was edited out very late in development, but her scenes are included in the home release of the movie.



** There's the fact that all the sequences set in Spain are spoken entirely in Spanish.

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** There's the fact that all the sequences set in Spain are spoken entirely in Spanish.Spanish (albeit mostly modern Spanish, not the ancient variation spoken at the time).



** Callum was going to be the sole survivor of the Abstergo revolt, but test audiences found the ending too dark and it was changed to one in which five of the Assassins survived, including Nathan and Lara. After many other changes, this was trimmed down to just three, with Nathan being killed in the battle and Lara edited out of the film. (Also, a version of the ending had Callum seeing a ghostly image of his mother a last time.)

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** Callum was going to be the sole survivor of the Abstergo revolt, but test audiences found the ending too dark dark, and it was changed to one in which five of the Assassins survived, including Nathan and Lara. After many other changes, this was trimmed down to just three, with Nathan being killed in the battle and Lara edited out of the film. (Also, a version of the ending had Callum seeing a ghostly image of his mother a last time.)


* StillbornFranchise: The chances to see a movie sequel, which were already meager due to its cost vs box office results, decreased dramatically when Creator/{{Disney}} execs axed most of the Fox movie development slate in August 2019, including the sequel project.

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* StillbornFranchise: The chances to see a movie sequel, which were already meager due to its cost vs box office results, decreased dramatically when Creator/{{Disney}} execs axed most of the Fox Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox movie development slate in August 2019, including the sequel project.

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* StillbornFranchise: The chances to see a movie sequel, which were already meager due to its cost vs box office results, decreased dramatically when Creator/{{Disney}} execs axed most of the Fox movie development slate in August 2019, including the sequel project.


* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelFassbender played both Callum Lynch and his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha.

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* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelFassbender played plays both Callum Lynch and his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha.


* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelFassbender plays both Callum Lynch and his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha.

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* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelFassbender plays played both Callum Lynch and his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha.


** The Leap of Faith, rather than being done with CGI, was done for real by Michael Fassbender's stunt double (Damien Walters) specifically to avoid ConspicuousCG. At 125 feet, it's one of the longest freefalls ever done by a stuntman.

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** The Leap of Faith, rather than being done with CGI, was done for real by Michael Fassbender's stunt double (Damien Walters) Damien Walters, specifically to avoid ConspicuousCG. At 125 feet, it's one of the longest freefalls ever done by a stuntman.


* AllStarCast: Features Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/BrendanGleeson, Creator/EssieDavis and, for Spain, Javier Gutiérrez.

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* ActingForTwo: Creator/MichaelFassbender plays both Callum Lynch and his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha.
* AllStarCast: Features Creator/MichaelFassbender, Michael Fassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/BrendanGleeson, Creator/EssieDavis and, for Spain, Javier Gutiérrez.


* ApprovalOfGod: The leading creatives of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' at Creator/UbiSoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future games of the franchise.

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* ApprovalOfGod: The leading creatives of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' at Creator/UbiSoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future games of the franchise.franchise (though two games have been released since, ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins Origins]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOdyssey Odyssey]]'', and none of them features that Animus design).

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* TheDanza: Michelle H. Lin as the Assassin Lin.


* TheCastShowoff: The guy who plays Ojeda, Hovik Keuchkerian, is a former Spanish champion in both boxing and kickboxing, and he gets appropriately to give a couple punches to Fassbender's character in fight scenes. He also said in an interview that he found the filmic style of swordfighting very similar to the movements done in boxing.

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* TheCastShowoff: The guy who plays Ojeda, Hovik Keuchkerian, is a former Spanish champion in both boxing and kickboxing, UsefulNotes/{{Kickboxing}}, and he gets appropriately to give a couple punches to Fassbender's character in fight scenes. He also said in an interview that he found the filmic style of swordfighting very similar to the movements done in boxing.


* ApprovalOfGod: The leading creatives of ''Assassin's Creed'' at Creator/UbiSoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future games of the franchise.

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* ApprovalOfGod: The leading creatives of ''Assassin's Creed'' ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' at Creator/UbiSoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future games of the franchise.


* AllStarCast: Features Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/BrendanGleeson, Essie Davis and, in Spain, Javier Gutiérrez.

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* AllStarCast: Features Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/BrendanGleeson, Essie Davis Creator/EssieDavis and, in for Spain, Javier Gutiérrez.


* ApprovalOfGod: Ubisoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future ''Assassin's Creed'' games.

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* ApprovalOfGod: Ubisoft The leading creatives of ''Assassin's Creed'' at Creator/UbiSoft loved the film's production design and have said that they will try to incorporate the film's version of the Animus into future ''Assassin's Creed'' games.games of the franchise.

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