‘Captain America: Civil War’ — What Is the Post-Credits Scene?

These Marvel movies are known for having post-credits bits, so what does “Civil War” have in store?

Last Updated: May 7, 2016 @ 5:33 PM

SPOILERS ahead, obviously.

Here we are, with yet another movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, and along with it another post-credits scene (or two) that will leave you looking ahead to other MCU movies. 

The possibility exists that when “Captain America: Civil War” lands in American theaters Thursday night, we’ll get something that international audience didn’t. In the first “Avengers” movie in 2012, the famous “shawarma scene” wasn’t added in time for the movie’s release outside the U.S., so that was an exclusive of sorts. Though with what is there in “Civil War” is substantial enough that it might be everything.

At a press screening in Hollywood Monday night, however, what follows is all we were given. There are two extra scenes that will come up after the credits roll, one during a break in the credits and one at the very end. If that’s all you’re looking to find out from this post and don’t want to be spoiled on what the scenes are, now’s the time to check out.

 One  one of the bonus scenes teases Bucky Barnes’ future and the Black Panther’s role in it, and the other  looks ahead to “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first new standalone Spider-Man movie in the MCU, currently scheduled for July 2017.

In the first scene, we see Captain America, Black Panther (T’Challa) and Bucky. Bucky, in Wakanda and worried he won’t be able to keep himself under control, decides to go back in the freeze. T’Challa agrees to hold onto Frozen Bucky and protect him. Cap warns him that if their enemies find out where Bucky is, they’ll go after him. “Let them try,” T’Challa responds, before the shot pans across a jungle area to reveal a massive Wakandan panther statue.

That first scene comes after the initial stretch of credits, as it transitions to a traditional credits roll. The second post-credits scene comes after all the rest of the credits. This is what you need to stay to the end for.

This one shows Peter Parker back in Queens in his room after the events of the movie. He’s messing around with some new tech stuff Tony Stark has given him to play with and a beam of red light bursts from his wrist right as his Aunt May comes in — and he has to scramble to hide it. She asks Peter how he got his black eye, and he blames somebody named Steve — “You don’t know him, he’s from Brooklyn,” Peter says, referring to Captain America there. 

When Aunt May leaves the room, he exposes the red beam again and it’s the Spider Signal, which projects onto the ceiling. Then a title card pops up that reads “Spider-Man will return.”

And that’s what we’ve got. If the regular American release does indeed end up adding more, we’ll be sure to let you know once we know.