Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers for “Captain America: Civil War,” which is in theaters now.
As with every Marvel Studios film, “Captain America: Civil War” features more movie even after the credits begin to roll. And as with previous mid-credits scenes, “Civil War’s” looks ahead to a future Marvel movie, giving a glimpse at what’s to come. While talking with Cinema Blend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed “Civil War’s” mid-credits scene, which — spoiler alert — takes us to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wakanda.
The scene features Winter Soldier voluntarily undergoing deep freeze in order to keep himself from being turned into a weapon. Wakandan scientists put Bucky under, leaving Steve Rogers to share a scene with Black Panther wherein he thanks the warrior king for hiding Bucky within his country’s borders. According to Feige, the idea that Bucky would willingly remove himself from the fray was part of the plan from the beginning.
“That was always sort of the idea for the end of the movie, and as the movie was being developed, it felt like it would be additionally cool to have that happen in Wakanda — a super advanced place,” said Feige of the decision to relocate Bucky to Wakanda. “They’ve got something that he could go in. And also, it speaks to Panther’s arc. The person that he was out to kill early in the movie, he’s now nobly helping. And then, of course, that led organically to a cool moment, where Cap can go, ‘Thanks for doing this, but they’re going to come get you.'”
The scene gives audiences their first look at the African nation, panning out over the skyline before landing on a massive panther statue. Audiences will get to see even more of Wakanda when “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, opens on February 16, 2018.
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