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The Story Behind the Deadpool Title Sequence

Have you seen Deadpool yet? I haven’t either, but I’ve just seen the title sequence and the closing credits, and am thoroughly impressed. If the rest of the film is that innovative and subversive, it’s my kind of movie.

The opening notes of Juice Newton’s adult contemporary classic “Angel of the Morning” drown out what are sure to be the final screams of some extremely unlucky hired goons. Here, frozen in time, in the back seat of an exploding Cadillac Escalade, a hyper-violent tableau takes shape. In what can only be described as some unholy marriage of the Three Stooges and a Michael Bay movie, battered bodies fly in all directions, engulfed in a shower of spit, blood, and broken glass. Guns are fired. Eyes are gouged. Tea is bagged. This is Deadpool… or rather it’s our introduction to Deadpool, the masked mutant in the middle of all that death and debris — the guy deftly executing the wedgie to end all wedgies.

From the moment the first credit appears on screen, it’s clear the Deadpool opening title sequence is designed for one thing and one thing only: to gleefully take the piss out of the entire proceedings.

From there we get the story behind the opening sequence as The Art of the Title talks to Director Tim Miller and Layout Supervisor Franck Balson. They tell us where the idea came from, how they did it, and best of all, why they did it -and you may be surprised. They also talk about the end credits and more about Deadpool. And there are videos. -via Metafilter


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