Spoiler Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War. If you have not seen the movie yet and do not want to know what the mid-credit scene holds, stop reading.
Marvel has officially launched Phase 3 of the MCU today, and based on Thursday night earnings, a lot of people have seen the movie already. As is the Marvel tradition, they once again showed a mid and post-credit scene following the emotional third act. After Cap and Bucky defeat Iron Man, they run off to save the rest of their friends from The Raft. However, Bucky still does not trust himself after Zemo brainwashes him using his Hydra programming and wants to be put away until they can fix him.
When the mid-credit scene comes into picture, this is exactly what we see with Bucky being subdued in Wakanda at his will. It is a very nice, small scene and something that seemed to be planned throughout. Kevin Feige talked to Comic Book Resources about the scene and what it meant for the MCU to put Bucky there.
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.’
I am fairly certain that a portion of Black Panther will deal with someone, whether it be Iron Man or maybe even Thunderbolt Ross, coming to invade T’Challa’s country and start a mini war. Let us know if you liked the mid-credit scene and what you think it will lead to in the comments below!
Captain America: Civil War is out in theaters now.