Did we miss some scenes in the opening and closing titles of Avengers? An excellent recap of the entire sequence reveals a few new glances at some iconic S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent toys, plus Avengers costume close ups.
Art of the Title, interviewed Creative Director of Method Studios, Steve Viola. Here's a little snippet:
Originally, we were going with an abstract fly-through of the Helicarrier where we would come across some of the heroes' items, but it wasn't post-battle and it was just as much about the Helicarrier as the characters – which is how I originally pitched it to our concept artist, Chris Sanchez. I wanted something that dropped us into the high-tech world of S.H.I.E.L.D and stepped back from the actual characters so we could get a feel for them through their areas in the flying S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
The team decided on a post-battle look that focused more on the team and less on the Helicarrier. Check it out below: