Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film’s character-driven plot of intrigue and espionage makes it more of a ’70s conspiracy thriller than the typical super-hero movie. We wanted our main-on-end title sequence to reflect that. To get there, we distilled the complexity of the story themes and characters down to their most basic elements. Working in a simple style with bold graphics and strong, legible typography, we created iconographic vignettes representing the actors and themes.
Combined with our use of positive and negative space, the finished sequence has a Russian constructivist feel that pushes the principles of gestalt to their fullest potential. There are stars and there are stripes, shifting gears and winding tentacles, swirling shields and shattering panels, as heroes and villains battle in a shifting sequence of white on black on red. Everything moves with the tense, throbbing musical score from Henry Jackman that builds along with our story.