This Breathtaking "Man of Steel" Title Sequence Is Almost Certainly Better than the Real Thing

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This Breathtaking Man of Steel Title Sequence Is Almost Certainly Better than the Real Thing

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | April 24, 2013 | Comments ()


I have a lot of faith in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel despite Snyder's track record, mostly because of Christopher Nolan's participation, and because the last trailer put giant Esses on my goosebumps. Whether the story works out is a huge question, but the visuals will undoubtedly be fantastic.

With that said, however, I'm not sure that Zack Snyder and team will top the Man of Steel title sequence created by Will & Tale, a creative production company in Los Angeles. As Patrick Lee, one of the producers writes:

It's the life of Clark Kent told through the voices of the world. This is a passion project we pursued in our free time for the past 3 months. No pre-existing Man of Steel footage was used. We created all the 2D/3D animations, compositing, in-camera article UI and designs, voiceover recordings, etc. Even the score was composed exclusively for this project.

It is simply breathtaking.

If you're so inclined, you can also read more about the title sequence in Will & Tale's behind-the-scenes blog.

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  • Case

    I watched it. I still have my breath.

  • Green Lantern

    An uncomplicated thing of beauty.

  • crispin


  • SaraQ

    Dustin, How are you allowed to publish articles on this site when you don't even know the definition of "breathtaking" You really need to get out more or just watch better films lol

  • TheDeadBurger

    I thought that was kind of cheesy and hamfisted and generally not very good. Not nearly as moving as the most recent trailer.

  • Yeah, I don't think that will be so hard to top. Let us not forget, as Paul and others have noted, that title sequences are DEFINITELY something that Snyder knows how to do.

  • Forbiddendonut

    Good stuff.

    I still have hope for this. "Sucker Punch" was horrible garbage. Attrocious, but I still really enjoy "Dawn of the Dead", "300" and "Watchmen". Three out of four aint too bad, even if the fourth was really, really awful.

  • TheAggroCraig

    Of those 4, the only one that was unwatchable trash was the one Snyder came up with all on his own. I think that bodes well for Man of Steel.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Excellent point. And while I do understand a lot of the complaints about Watchmen, I think it was probably about the best possible outcome. That thing is hard to adapt, and you still need to please random moviegoers who have no clue, and I think Snyder basically managed it.

  • cruzzercruz

    I enjoyed that, but I don't know about it being "breathtaking." I think Snyder will do as well, if not better than that.

  • toblerone

    Neat yes, but doesn't it goes against everything that is Superman canon?

    IE: Clark never excelled at sports as child and kept his abilities hidden.

  • TheDeadBurger

    "For this eleven-year-old, the sky's the limit."


  • Joe Grunenwald

    In the 1986 reboot "Man of Steel" by John Byrne, Clark was a star football player in high school. Another part of that reboot, though, was that he didn't develop proper 'powers' until he was in his late 'teens, once his body had absorbed enough yellow sun energy.

  • Perfect Fish

    I don't know, opening title sequences is one of the things I have complete trust in Snyder to do correctly.

  • Harris K Telemacher


  • jthomas666

    It was certainly the best part of Watchmen.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I don't know, the first trailer for Watchmen may have been the best part of Watchmen for me. It was perfect.

  • toblerone

    +1 if only for Dawn of Dead.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    Honestly, I think the title sequence of WATCHMEN was the best thing about that movie.

    Also, LOVE the 'huge Tokyo spider' at around 18 seconds. Jon Peters famously asked Kevin Smith to write giant mechanical spiders into his script for SUPERMAN LIVES, because, as everyone knows, spiders are the fiercest killers in the animal kingdom.

  • Mr_Grumpypants

    I learned this fun fact from the How Did This Get Made? podcast of Wild Wild West when Kevin Smith was a guest. One of my favorite stories about what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood.

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