Awesome Fan-Made ‘X-Men: First Class’ Title Sequence
A pretty cool fan-made opening title sequence for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class found it’s way online this week. The clip is extremely well made, taking inspiration from Saul Bass and some credit sequences seen in early James Bond films. Also worth noting is the inclusion of stock footage, old newspaper clippings and an altered version of the theme song from the 90’s X-men cartoon.
Here’s some information from the creator Joe D. found on his Vimeo page:
Set during the midst of the Cuba Missile Crisis, X-Men: First Class tells the story of the first team coming together, before they would become the heroes and villains we know from the original X-Men Trilogy.
This sequence was designed to give a very brief primer on the time period, the setting, as well as show the relationships of the characters in this film, as they are very different from the previous movies and audiences shouldn’t be confused as to why Professor X and Magneto, enemies in the original trilogy, are the best of friend in this prequel.
Super Punch held a contest redesigning the posters for the film, which played it safe by sticking very close to the correlation to the original trilogy, and winding up rather mundane compared to the slick trailer rife with espionage, red fear, and 60s hair. Several people were quick to make posters in the Mod, Saul Bass, and James Bond style that I had in mind, so it was decided that I’d make a title sequence instead.