These days, a Marvel movie is only as good as its ability to tease the next installment in the already-laid out franchise, and "Captain America: Civil War" will be no exception. Now, the directors have come forward to confirm what a lot of people already assumed, that there will be at least one post-credits scene following the movie that sets up the expanded universe.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo made a splash in the Marvel world with the 2014 release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Now, not only are they returning to helm the “Civil War,” but they’re in charge of the upcoming two-part “Avengers: Infinity War.” As a result, they have a lot of narrative ground to cover in the third standalone “Captain America” movie. Typically, the way the MCU sets up its larger universe is with post-credits scenes. Some noteworthy examples include Loki (Tom Hiddleston) revealing he’s alive at the end of “Thor” and the now infamous introduction of Thanos (Josh Brolin) in “Avengers.” After roughly eight years of movies, every Marvel fan knows to stay after the credits to see what will be teased next. With Benedict Cumberbatch hard at work filming the next installment in the MCU, “Doctor Strange,” Forbes asked the directing duo if the character will make his introduction at the end of “Civil War.”
“We can’t say who is going to be in it but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three,” Joe Russo told the outlet when asked about extra scenes after the credits. “We can confirm that you should stay in your seats when the movie is done.”
There you have it. There will, without a doubt, be a post-credit scene following the conclusion of “Captain America: Civil War.” However, the mention of three possible tags means a lot for the MCU as the standard-practice in recent years has been the use of only two ending scenes. There’s the ending tag, which typically sets up the larger world of the MCU, followed by a brief vignette after the credits scroll that typically ties in with the movie. For example, “Avengers” ended with the Thanos reveal, but the famous shawarma gag came after the scroll. The question now remains, where would a third teaser go?
Sadly, this is probably the only information fans will get about the final “Captain America: Civil War” scene since it is perhaps the biggest spoiler that could come from the film. As SlashFilm notes, now that Spider-Man (Tom Holland) has been introduced in the latest trailer, fans know that his involvement in he film won’t be limited to a silly post-credits tag. As a result, there’s no telling what the Russo’s really have in store for fans at the end of “Civil War.”
Audiences will just have to wait until the movie premieres on May 6 to see how it all plays out after the credits. What do you hope to see at the end of “Captain America: Civil War”? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.