A post-credits scene in a Marvel movie isn’t a new thing. It began with the post-credits scenes in Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” and Louis Leterrier’s “The Incredible Hulk.” Such scenes were meant to tie individual Marvel comics characters to the ensemble “Avengers” universe. “Deadpool” had a fantastic post-credits scene. So, such a scene appearing at the end of Captain America: Civil War is a given. The scene, which actually appears mid-credits, involves Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
There are potential spoilers ahead. Those who do not want to know what happens should turn back now. The Wrap previously reported that there was no post-credits sequence in “Civil War,” only a mid-credits sequence. Now, Flickering Myth has given a detailed description of the scene they saw while attending a press screening of the movie. The scene involves putting Bucky on cryogenic stasis for an indefinite period. The scene also teases about the fictional nation of Wakanda. The description as per Flickering Myth is as follows:
“Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) [is] strapped to an upright table, seemingly preparing for cryogenic stasis. Only he’s calm this time, not struggling like in his Winter Soldier days. The large room he’s in is heavenly white, with futuristic computers and equipment sparsely positioned around the space. A few doctors in equally bright white lab-coats dote on him.
We’re in Wakanda.
T’Challa (The Black Panther) asks Bucky if he’s sure he wants to do this. Bucky nods, asserting that he’s too much of a danger. Decades of Hydra programming remain lodged in his mind, which could potentially awake at any moment. Until Wakanda’s scientists can wipe that conditioning, he’ll sleep in cryogenic stasis once again.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is there with them. He thanks T’Challa for looking after Bucky. T’Challa promises Barnes will be safe in Wakanda.
The camera then pans right revealing the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling window the two stare out of, to then pass through the glass into a cloud of mist, and then into the clear revealing a tantalising glimpse of Wakanda, a half second shot of a jungle-like, mountainous terrain, with futuristic buildings half-submerged beneath the trees, and an enormous statue of a black panther, poised ready to pounce, on a huge column towering over the city.”
Flickering Myth adds though that there may be more post-credits sequences added in the general theatrical release for the fans than what was added in the press screening. So, fans need not worry just yet. However, they should be prepared for the worst in case their obligatory post-credits sequence does not show up in the theatre.
The Huffington Post reported that The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) won’t appear in “Captain America: Civil War.” The character won’t be featured either in the movie or in a post-credits scene. Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely also clarified rumours that Ruffalo was spotted on the set by clarifying that it was Marvel movies unit publicist John M. Pisani who was mistaken as Ruffalo because the two look similar.
“Captain America: Civil War” releases on May 6 in the United States.