Here’s why the Black Panther post-credits scene may have been cut down


Sometimes, Marvel wants to break our hearts and rip them to shreds. Especially when they shorten the post-credits scene in Black Panther.

For those Marvel fans who went to see Black Panther knowing that a certain Hydra soldier was in Wakanda, they were pleasantly surprised when he appeared at the end looking like a risen again Jesus. What isn’t cool is that, apparently, Marvel decided to shorten the scene and we didn’t get to see Bucky Barnes playing with children or asking Shuri questions about his progress.

Bucky Barnes became a fan favorite after his initial introduction in Captain America: The First Avenger. While, technically, a tertiary character, that hasn’t stopped fans (including myself) from wanting more Bucky content in our lives.

Marvel set out to give said content to us but then cut it. Why? Well, my theory is that that longer scene may play a part in Avengers: Infinity War. If you remember the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the scene was the full Bucky interrogation with Cap and Sam from Captain America: Civil War.

So maybe the surprise is that we will get the full scene of Bucky in Wakanda in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. If we don’t, well I better see James Buchanan Barnes playing with kids in Wakanda on some DVD extras.

They made poor Bucky ruthlessly murder people for almost a hundred years. Let him have his moments of happiness and let me see them so I can cry about them for the next few weeks.

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You can catch Bucky Barnes in Avengers: Infinity War coming out this April 27. Watch him and the rest of our heroes take on Thanos.