Black Panther

SPOILER ALERT: This article OBVIOUSLY deals with the mid-credit scene in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ so if you haven’t seen it yet, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

As is the norm for Marvel Studios movies, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has two extra scenes after the movie is “over”, one mid-credits and one post-credits.  (This is the THIRTEENTH Marvel movie.  WHY were people still leaving before them?!  Was it just in my theater?)

Anyway, were you wondering about the mid-credits sequence which saw T’Challa/The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) changing his allegiance.  After spending most of the movie hunting down Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), he has a change of heart and agrees to allow Bucky to take shelter in his kingdom of Wakanda, where Bucky voluntarily goes back into cryogenic slumber.   Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) warns T’Challa that people will come gunning for Bucky.  “Let them try,” the new king declares, as we get a pan out shot of the mysterious kingdom and the screen goes black while the rest of the credits roll.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offered a bit of insight into this sequence, saying:

“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. 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.’”

What does the future hold for Barnes?  In the comics, he actually became Captain America at the end of ‘Civil War’ because… uh, it turned out a different way.  Now that we know his arc is different in the films, the future is a bit more mysterious.  And one major question becomes, will he play a role in ‘Black Panther’?  With that film’s plot somehow involve T’Challa defending Barnes and Wakanda from those seeking revenge/justice?  (Like Tony Stark for instance?)

We have a bit of a wait until we find out.

Where do you see this story going?  Would you like to see The Winter Soldier in ‘Black Panther’?

‘Black Panther’ directed by Ryan Coogler arrives on February 16, 2018.  ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part One’, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo premiers on May 4, 2018.

Source: Comic Book Movie