Opening Credits

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Before we even sat in the theaters, we knew that there was not going to be an “opening crawl” for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We have never been without an opening crawl for a Star Wars movie before, so it was a little jarring when we actually sat down to see the new Star Wars spinoff without the iconic imagery. Lucasfilm stated that the opening crawl would only be for the “Skywalker Saga” films (Episodes 1-9) and any of the anthology films would not have the opening crawl.

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By now, you’ve seen Iron Man 3, right? And you’ve read our review and responded in our talk back thread, right? I damn well hope so. We ain’t posting these things for our health! Okay, maybe we are, because if we didn’t have a place to vent our nerdery we’d likely explode on the spot. But anyway, what did you think of those credit sequences for Iron Man 3? Pretty flashy, right?

Turns out, what we got wasn’t the only option, and since the film’s released alternate beginning and end credit sequences have surfaced. These first two videos featuring alternate end credit sequences were created by Jose Ortiz,

Both very cool looking, but I’m ultimately happier with the end credit sequence they chose. Would you agree? Hit the jump for two alternate title sequences.

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Fan Made X-Men: First Class Credits

X-Men: First Class promises to be a very interesting movie. For good or bad, it is too soon to tell.

But one thing is for sure, the 60’s setting will allow for a lot of visual flair (as demonstrated by magazine covers and fan-made posters).

Vimeo user Joe D! decided to utilize these themes and create an extremely compelling and interesting set of opening credits for the movie.It’s actually rather good, if a little bizarre in some parts. As he describes on the video 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.

The video can be seen below, and pay special attention to the music in the background. Does it sound familiar to fans of the 90’s animated series?

X-Men: First Class Title Sequence from Joe D! on Vimeo.

X-Men: First Class Title Sequence from Joe D! on Vimeo.