Now that the film is out…feels this is a good thread to discuss (with spoilers) the sequences! Firstly…both play out in full IMAX 1.43 which is
Need to mull over the title sequence itself…but as for the gun barrel - as it turns out there are basically four versions of it floating around
- The one most of us are seeing - 2021 MGM logo, custom Universal logo turning into the white dot which then essentially starts the sequence.
- EDIT: some countries got the above with the 2012-20 MGM logo instead
- 2020 US version which was posted on YT which surfaced in the UAE (seems some countries working with 3rd party distributors aren’t getting the Universal logo) - 2012-20 MGM logo, which then fades, the first notes hit over black like with SP which leads to the white dots as normal
- 2021 US version - won’t know for sure until next week but sounds to be the same as above but just with the 2021 CGI Lion logo. People at US press shows told me no Universal logo for sure.
Given the way they’ve arranged the home ent release - MGM holding global digital rights and Universal global Blu-ray/DVD, wonder which of the versions will end up on which release. I think the Universal-less versions will be far more covetable, I think it works so much better, the idea with the Uni logo is neat but almost ruins the start IMO.
There was a kinda similar situation with Blade Runner 2049 (which was Warner Bros in the US and Sony internationally with Sony putting up part of the budget - the US version had all 4 logos (WB, Sony/Columbia, Alcon) while international had Sony/Columbia and Alcon, and the International version is the better hitting one the way the score hits, while the US has the gorgeous WB logo but the effect of the score is different.