Watch: 1960's Style Opening Title Sequence for 'X-Men: First Class'

April 5, 2011
Source: AICN

X-Men: First Class

Yesterday we featured some cool retro magazine covers featuring Magneto and Charles Xavier, but today we have something that takes the flashback setting of X-Men: First Class to a whole new level. AICN came across a spectacularly crafted 60's-style opening title sequence for the film with some pretty kick-ass Saul Bass inspired animation. Honestly, this is one of the coolest fan-made things I've seen in a while. The video (from Joe D on Vimeo) also uses a very classy, even haunting rendition of the X-Men cartoon series theme. Let's hope the real credit sequence can rival this one when it hits theaters on June 3rd this summer. Enjoy!

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X & Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, even working together as friends.

X-Men: First Class is directed by British director Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass. Bryan Singer, director of X-Men 1 and 2, is producing and wrote the story. The screenplay was written by quite a few writers, including Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl" & "Chuck"), Jamie Moss (Street Kings), Ashley Miller ("Fringe", Thor), Zack Stentz, and finally Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass). Marv Films & 20th Century Fox will be bringing X-Men: First Class to theaters everywhere June 3rd this summer. Watch the first trailer.

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  • Anonymous
    They should just use this one. it was badass!
  • Leinergroove
    it reminds me of the cool 60's Tron opening (I don't know who made that) It was something like this.
  • they used the old cartoon theme song dope
  • Jaf
    Once again Stan Lee will play a mutant that never ages and can exist in various universes at any one time in different occupations
  • Anonymous
    This was sweet! They are sure are making a good rebound from those god-awful posters!
  • Dandoo
    That looks great, I see no reason why they shouldn't just use that. It's like what I'd imagin Tarantino would come up with. And it had a real Bond vibe to it.
  • Nikhil
    Um ok, i thought this was a good fan made trailer but i hope the theatrical cut isnt anywhere near as close as these. I hope they use real comic book pages and such into motion comics for an intro, that would be stellar!
  • Amazing.
  • Lamar
    This should be in the actually movie. So cool that they used the theme from the cartoon.
  • wow that is awesome!
  • X-men 007. This is nice but if anyone really thinks that they should actually use this I would be surprised. If anyone went to see First Class and saw this as an intro they would immediately be turned off. Elvira? Give me a break. It looks cool but let's not poop ourselves.
  • fem!anon
    that was amazing <3___<3
  • fearlless
    that was so fucking badass!
  • I have no words...this vid was Incredible...!! many directors have to learn a lot of this short vid..! Thumbs up
  • I would watch THIS movie.
  • guest
    umm...are you all old? this is horrible! the song was awesome in the cartoon but this version sounds so lame! i woudlnt watch the movie if this was the title sequence.
  • It was not to shabby indeedo, could have done with more fake newspaper headlines relating to the Xmans though.
  • Djvambo
    What a load of rubbish. If this is meant to sell the movie ?. It fails on every level.
  • Risk
    It uses the theme song from the x men cartoon. Win.
  • Tommydonnelly51
    Yeah that was pretty sweet they should use that as the opening
  • Bob
    A very poor Saul Bass attempt. One for the overhyped fanboys only.... lame.
  • trollface
    Excruciatingly awful. Music like fingernails on a blackboard. Horrible retro art.




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