Inspired by classic Sixties movie titles and prompted by a design contest, we’ve built a 1960s style title sequence for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film. This video has made quite the stir on the internet, being featured on Comics Alliance, the largest comic industry site on the internet, i09, Yahoo, internet watering hole, The Daily What, and prompted intrest from everyone from San Diego radio stations to the offices of the BBC. As of this writing the video has been played over 175,000 times. That is six times the population of Greenland.
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 friends in this prequel.
And yes, that music is a very melancholic rendition of the 90s cartoon theme song.