We are less than three weeks away from the release of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘, so that means that we’ll be hearing and seeing a lot of things promoting the movie from now until it opens. As Marvel tends to do, they release a ton of material to hype the release of a film, yet they don’t end up ruining it for anyone, and the Star Spangled Avenger’s next feature will likely not be any different. I mean, he’s already joined Iron Man and Thor at Disneyland, so it’s safe to say that the promotional campaign is in full swing. However, amongst the sea of posters, promos, stills, and clips, there’s bound to be a few things here and there that are could end up being spoilers if they’re true. That’s what this article contains, which might explain the extra long introductory paragraph that gives the opportunity for the reader to bail if they so choose.
Previously, it was announced that this upcoming Phase Two film will directly affect ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and will feature ramifications that will be felt throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many speculated that one way this could happen would be through the signature Marvel Studios post-credits scenes. And if the most recent report about those scenes are to be believed, then that may just be the case.
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Comic Book Movie has received reports from their sources detailing the mid and post-credits scenes for Cap’s next adventure. Here’s the description of the first scene featuring three brand new characters to the big screen that are set to appear in Joss Whedon’s follow up to ‘The Avengers’:
“After the fall of both S.H.I.E.L.D. & HYDRA we see Baron Von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) in his underground lair. Loki’s scepter can be seen here, as well as 2 special prisoners: the ‘twins’. These are of course Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Quicksilver is bouncing from one end in his cell to another while Scarlet Witch is stacking some building blocks with her mind. Watching them, Von Strucker announces ‘The Age of Miracles’ is upon us. And with that we learn the new name for mutants in the Marvel movieverse.”
(UPDATED: Now it seems that Joss Whedon directed the above scene according to Marvel guru Kevin Feige which makes us more excited to see this one!)
Then, after the credits finish rolling completely, there’s one other scene lined up that could be highly emotional for fans of the Winter Soldier:
“The Winter Soldier is visiting the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian museum. Here he finds the information on James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes, his real name. It appears the Winter Soldier now knows who he really was and remembers that Captain America spoke the truth about him.”
Having Baron Von Strucker in a post-credits scene is a no-brainer. Since they announced that he would be the initial threat that causes the Avengers to reassemble, I figured that he would be appearing after the Sentinel of Liberty’s latest flick, especially after Kretschmann started talking about a multiple picture deal. However, including the twins took me by surprise. I definitely don’t hate it though and I’m very much looking forward to our first look at Wanda and Pietro.
What do you think about these potential post-credits scenes for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’? Do you think that these are the actual scenes that we’ll be seeing in theaters or are they just plants to throw the audience off? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Emily VanCamp hits theaters on April 4, 2014.