After 10 years and 17 films, comic book movie fans have been conditioned to expect one or two post-credits scenes to follow each new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Black Panther is no different.
Soon after Marvel lifted its social media embargo, opening the floodgates to a sea of positivity, one Redditor claimed that the Ryan Coogler-directed spinoff features not one, but two post-credits scenes. The unsubstantiated tip stops short of mentioning specifics, but with Avengers: Infinity War fast approaching, surely Coogler has reserved one (or maybe both!) of the film’s endgame stingers for Joe and Anthony Russo’s upcoming pic?
Of course, Thanos needs no introduction, and Marvel’s executive producer Nate Moore has stressed that Black Panther very much stands on its own two feet. It’s only another seven days until the official review embargo lifts, so we’ll likely get some definitive answers once the Internet opens its doors to some long-form Black Panther critique.
Not that there’s much to criticize, mind you. Based on the first online reactions, Black Panther is a beautiful masterpiece teeming with memorable characters and visual effects so expertly crafted, you’d swear you were standing in Wakanda, the world’s most advanced country. It’s the proving grounds for T’Challa, though, who must convince his people that he’s the true heir to the throne.
Wakanda beckons, dear readers! And you’ll be able to deep dive into the rich world of Black Panther when Marvel’s spinoff opens Stateside on February 16th. Word is it’ll collect around $120 million across its four-day opening weekend, though after last night’s social media embargo, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if that same forecast was readjusted to $150 million. Watch this space for more.