Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
If you haven’t seen Ant-Man yet, we won’t spoil the fun credits scenes in this opening paragraph if you just haven’t had time to make it to the theater and want to go in blind.
But just beware that some new chatter from Sebastian Stan has surfaced about the second credits scene that ties into Captain America: Civil War, and we’re going to get into some spoiler territory below. You’ve been warned.
Find out more about second Ant-Man credits scene after the jump!
First of all, for those who haven’t checked out our analysis of both credits scenes from the end of Ant-Man, we’ll recap what happens in the scene that has the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), has hit metal arm trapped in a vise in some kind of abandoned warehouse or big garage.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) discuss what to do next, revealing that they can’t call Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) because of “the Accords,” referencing the Sokovia Accords that have been put in place following the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, likely some kind of government stipulation that regulates what The Avengers are allowed to do. That’s when Wilson says, “I know a guy,” as we cut to “Ant-Man will return.”
There are some theories out there as to what’s going on in this scene. Some though Cap and Falcon might have finally caught Bucky themselves and were figuring out what to do next, but Sebastian Stan teases that might not be the case. Maybe someone else trapped him there. The actor spoke briefly with BuzzFeed about the Ant-Man scene, and he said:
“I think [what Bucky was caught in was] more of a vise. But it would never happen at his own hand, by his own doing.
In terms of that scene in Ant-Man, I’ve seen some of the ideas people have about it and I would just say that whatever you’re seeing on the surface, it’s not as obvious as that.
There might be a whole lot more to the scene. I would say someone would probably want to put him in a vise.”
So who would want to put Bucky in a vise like that, and what did they plan on doing with him trapped there? Did they just want to let him die? Is there a surviving Hydra head trying to reactivate The Winter Soldier? Does Thanos or Loki have something to do with this? It’s hard to tell, and surely you can spout off your theories in the comments.
As for Ant-Man’s involvement, the easy guess is that they’re going to use his shrinking abilities in order to free Sebastian Stan from that device. But what if they could also use him to help clean up Bucky’s mind a little bit and solidify him as one of the good guys? It’s a risky move for sure, but it would be an interesting use of Ant-Man’s powers.
Stan obviously knows more than he’s letting on, but Marvel probably has snipers who are even more skilled than The Winter Soldier ready to take him out if he says too much. We’ll just have to see what else pops up as the May 6th, 2016 release of Captain America: Civil War gets closer.
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