In a recent interview with Total Film magazine Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel revealed that every scene taking place in a historical setting will use Spanish dialogue. This differs from what many fans of the series are used to, as the video game cut scenes that took place in the past were still in English. What may seem like a minor and welcome change to some could be an annoyance for others. Kurzel explained that the reason for the language change was to lend greater authenticity to those scenes and spoke about making the decision:
“I just love the fact [production company] New Regency embraced it. We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
Total Film also released a new behind the scenes image featuring Michael Fassbender on horseback. Shot on location, we’re given a look of the Assassin Aguilar De Nerha riding into action.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
So what do you think of the historical scenes being shot in Spanish? Are you welcome to the authenticity, or will reading subtitles be an annoying inconvenience? Let us know below or on Twitter! And be sure to keep it locked to Comic Drops for all the latest updates on Assassin’s Creed, which hits theaters December 21st.