Bucky's Death

Bucky’s Death Revisited

In the movies, Bucky Barnes falls from an icy train in Captain America: The First Avenger, only to return as a brainwashed super soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But in the comics Bucky’s death happens in a different way: Bucky dies while he and Captain America are trying to stop a drone plane launched by Baron Zemo which is aimed at the United States. In the book, Bucky loses his arm while falling off the drone as they’re stopping the explosion — Steve believes his friend was killed in the blast.

The comic book drone death sequence is partly reused in the movie for Janet Van Dyne’s death, which yes, is a little different. Instead of falling off the missile, The Wasp shrinks to a sub atomic size and saves the day.

Empire Strikes Back Hoth

The Sounds of Star Wars

Skywalker Sound is credited on the audio mix so if the sound effects for Yellowjacket’s lasers sound bit like the same sound effects the AT-ATs make in The Empire Strikes Back, that’s probably because they are. Skywalker sometimes likes to recycle its sound library on the films they work on.

An Ant Battles a Falcon at the New Avengers Facility

Scott Lang needs to steal something from an old Stark Industries building, and we learn that building has since been converted to the New Avengers facility seen at the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. While the reveal is a fun moment, Ant-Man’s showdown with Falcon (Anthony Mackie)  at the facility at first doesn’t appear to have any lasting effect until we get to the end of credits scenes.  As for the new Avengers facility, Feige told io9:

“If you were to do a freeze frame of that reveal in Ant-Man of the Avengers facility, you’ll see the part that you saw at the end of Ultron, but you’ll also see a section you didn’t see in Ultron, but will be a primary section in Civil War,” Feige said. “That’s the kind of thing you won’t know until you see Civil War.”

An interesting bit of trivia: the new version of the Falcon suit was designed for Ant-Man, which forced a reshoot on Avengers: Age of Ultron because the scene originally had the old Falcon outfit.

Captain America: Civil War promo art

A Scene From Captain America: Civil War

In one of the two Ant-Man credits scenes, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon are seen in the middle of action in a warehouse-like room. It’s revealed that they’ve found Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), the former Winter Soldier, who seems to have his arm stuck in some kind of contraption. Sam wonders if they should call Iron Man, but Steve immediately rejects the notion and it’s suggested that they can’t call any of the other Avengers. Captain America says that Iron Man might not be able to help because of “the accords.” But what are the accords, exactly? Steve says they’re on their own, but Sam has an idea: “I know a guy.” A reference to his run-in with Ant-Man at the new Avengers facility. The screen fades to black with a promise that “Ant-Man Will Return.”

This is an actual scene from Captain America: Civil War. Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed that we’ll see this scene, or some version of it, in the upcoming film:

Yes, you will. It might be different takes, it might be different angles. Somebody brought up the comparison to the Thor tag at the end of Iron Man 2, which was material shot for the Thor film but we cut slightly differently.

As you probably know, the film involves a rift between Captain America and Iron Man, and the superhero must decide which side they are on. The scene clearly sets up Scott’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War.  As for what exactly is going on in the scene, Feige told io9:

“What you’re looking at there is a giant vice that [The Winter Soldier’s] metal arm has been purposefully trapped in.”

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