Watch: Stunning Fan Made 'Man of Steel' Opening Credits Sequence
by Alex Billington
April 24, 2013
Man of Steel - in theaters in 51 days. The hype is through the roof for this latest return of Superman. I was emailed this afternoon by a creative company called Will & Tale out of LA, linking to a YouTube debut of their short Superman Man of Steel opening sequence. It's essentially a "fan-made", at least made as a proof of concept and not something that will be in the movie, credits sequence for the new Zack Snyder take starring Henry Cavill and it's fantastic. He explains that it shows "the life of Clark Kent told through the voices of the world". It was a passion project the team has worked on for the past three months, creating all of the footage in it from scratch. Even the score was composed exclusively for this project. You need to see!
A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th this summer. See the full trailer.
If that isn't the opening used in the movie... I admit...I'm going to feel a little down lol. Really nicely conceived with the choice of music, intercut news shots with slowly framed home shots - think they hit the nail on the head with this one. Even the digital superman was not bad.
WushuChild on Apr 24, 2013
I wouldn't exactly call the digital Superman good either though...
Phillip Gockel on Apr 24, 2013
Yeah, he was noticably digital and it didn't look like a real person exactly.
Sean on Apr 24, 2013
You guys're morons. This was homemade. What do you want them to do, go rent a film studio, a green screen, and pay the guys at WETA? Seriously. Use...your...brain!
Phlegmbot on Apr 24, 2013
Clark Kent would never play sports as a child. He'd hurt someone. Duh
Weta on Apr 24, 2013
why dont you pick up a comic book before posting here. he played football when he was in school
dcock on Apr 25, 2013
We'll guess the comics didn't think about this topic too much!!
Me on Apr 25, 2013
In a lot of comics he avoided sports. Sometimes to keep a low profile, usually because he was afraid of hurting people. Everybody's got a different version. Depending on what comic you pick up, you'll find all kinds of variations on Clark's childhood.
Buttass on Apr 25, 2013
I do think Clark almost always came in at second place, to not cast suspicion ? 🙂
David Banner on Apr 25, 2013
Exactly hasn't anyone watched "The Incredibles"?
N. on Apr 25, 2013
Awesome I dig it all though I have a feeling they probably won't use an opening title sequence other than the Logo
N. on Apr 24, 2013
Ralueke Orizu on Apr 24, 2013
OUTSTANDING!!! Sure the CGI superman at the end was a bit off, but it was fan made people!!! Someone who is genuinely upset can go ahead and do a better job if they dare. Would have loved to see this as the teaser trailer for the movie, except without all the credits and name drops. Hope to see more from these guys in the future
Elyk1887 on Apr 24, 2013
Wouldn't fit the Nolan-Znyder tone that the film has but I am astonished by how wonderful this is and I would love to see this in the opening credits of "Man Of Steel: The Video Game" if there is one.
Luis Eduardo Ortiz on Apr 24, 2013
This is amazing, could have been a great teaser for the film haha. It's beautifully done, 'nuff said.
Fidel Reyes on Apr 24, 2013
Smarter, better, and FAR more interesting than ANYthing I've so far seen from the actual movie.
Phlegmbot on Apr 24, 2013
Eh. A nice effort, but I'm not impressed.
HyperJ on Apr 25, 2013
It's amazing what small, independent folk can accomplish on their own. That was well done.
PBGray on Apr 25, 2013
Valiant effort, but the logo will only be shown at the beginning, then leading on to 'Man Of Steel' at the end
Al on Apr 25, 2013
Just like the Nolan Batfilms. Love the understated approach.
ikkf on Apr 29, 2013
Very impressive. The music for it is just pitch perfect in my mind for creating the right mood. It reminds me of the very first trailer for Man of Steel that I just couldn't stop watching for sowing the seed of what a Superman film should be. Now I don't know if the final version of the film will be as good as the one that it helped my imagination create but for I know that the first one transcended an advert for a film but more a start point for my mind to create a vision of the film I'd love it to be. Kudos to the people behind this.
Payne by name on Apr 25, 2013
yeah this would be a great opening to a man of steel game if they make one!!
Jcream320 on Apr 25, 2013
Looks OK, but more like the titles of a TV show than a movie. I prefer my films to just start rather than have actor and crew credits when they open.
mistermysteryguest on Apr 25, 2013
OMG - this was great. well done, & nicely condensed salient parts of Supe's history. Hope some of TPTB in studios take note & hire these folks.
VAharleywitch on Apr 26, 2013
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