Captain America: Civil War Mid-Credits Scene Explained

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It's already expected that Captain America: Civil War will feature a quick teaser for an upcoming Marvel movie after the main cast cards have rolled. In Civil War, one of the end-credit sequences include not only the conclusion of the story of Captain America and the Winter Solider, but it also gives us an exciting sneak peek into the lush nation of Wakanda, the fictional nation in Africa where Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) rules over.

The highly anticipated scene sees Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) together again, however not in the best situation. We first see Bucky about to go back into the deep freeze since he knows a few random words can turn him back into a lethal assassin. Then Cap is shown, saying goodbye to his best friend for the meantime. Audiences are then given an overview of the high-tech laboratory where they are located, with Steve thanking King T'Challa for his help, with the latter standing beside him.

However, Steve warns the King of Wakanda that those who are after him and Bucky will now come after T'Challa because he is helping them. Undaunted by the warning, T'Challa confidently says: "Let them try." The camera then pans to a shot of the lush jungles of Wakanda, with the iconic statue of Black Panther shown in the expanse.

It's not quite clear what this mid-credits sequence means for the Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Cinema Blend asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about the scene following the Civil War premiere last month.

Feige explained:

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.'

While the scene serves as a teaser for how Black Panther's home nation will be portrayed in the Ryan Coogler's Black Panther solo film, it could also be a teaser for the plot of the 2018 film. Outside forces who want The Winter Soldier will probably be shown at one point in the film. Meanwhile, T'Challa does his best to fend off those forces to help his new friends.

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