While everybody looks forward to the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are actually several chapters already planned. This means that as soon as one movie ends, fans already are anticipating what will come after. Marvel Studios themselves help fuel this fire with short scenes after the credits have begun to roll. So what will Captain America: Civil War be teasing us with after the movie is over? Definitely something, and maybe quite a lot.
The Russo Brothers were recently interviewed by Forbes and asked specifically about what Marvel would be setting up next. Unsurprisingly, they were asked if we might get our first look at Doctor Strange on screen, which would make sense, since that will be the next film in the MCU. As one would expect, they wouldn’t confirm who or what we’ll see, but Joe Russo did confirm that we need to sit through all of the credits, because they might have several things to show us.
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. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.
Every Marvel movie to date has had at least one post-credits sequence, and some have had two. The idea that we might get as many of three is massive. The MCU has so much going on with it now that we could get a look at almost anything. Our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, or, at least, an introduction to Stephen Strange, is very possible. A peek at what the two missing Avengers, Thor and The Incredible Hulk, are up to is another option. We could get a hint as to where Spider-Man’s first MCU solo endeavor will take him. And don’t forget Thanos, he’s still out there someplace doing something that’s probably terrible.
Marvel has been doing more and more with post-credits stuff in recent films. Both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man gave us two scenes in the credits that helped setup future movies (as opposed to The Avengers second scene, which was simply a punchline). In both cases, one scene helped to set up the movie where we would next see the character, while the other focused more on the next direct sequel in the franchise. However, in this case, that doesn’t quite work. We may very well get a reference to Avengers: Infinity War, the next place we expect to see Cap, but as there is no Captain America 4 on the schedule, we probably won’t see much that’s directly focuses on him or Bucky.
What would you like to see after the fade to black in Captain America: Civil War? Give us your thoughts and predictions in the comments.