Bryan Singer wanted to get into the film quickly, so despite the large number of credits, the pacing of this main title sequence is brisk, as we follow Superman’s flight from Krypton to Earth, ending with a crash into the state of Florida. We wanted to acknowledge Richard Donner’s original Superman opening credits sequence done at R/Greenberg Associates, and be inspired by it’s signature streaking type. Having access to animation technology not available in 1978, allowed for the creation of unique flight paths for each credit and the movement of the flying credits to be less repetitive than the original. We also integrated 3D animations of planets, meteor showers and star fields.

Superman Returns