With enough post-credits stings and cameo appearances to sink a helicarrier, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is synonymous with fan service, as studios and directors string the shared story along with each passing installment. As the latest addition to the pack, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man was no different, packing both a mid-credits and post-credits sting as the company’s grand universe shifts toward Joe and Anthony Russo’s momentous Captain America: Civil War.
Due for a release in May of next year, there’s still an awful lot we don’t know about the threequel beyond its cast members and the underlying superhero legislation that thrusts a wedge between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Boasting a near-unrivalled ensemble cast, there are certainly a lot of spinning plates in Civil War, though during the press rounds for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jeremy Renner hinted that his Hawkeye character will have a “big, physical” role in next year’s blockbuster.
“Yeah, yeah. It’s more active. A lot of fun stuff happening in that one. I can’t speak too much for it. They’re still filming that sucker right now. But yeah, there’s a lot of stuff happening in that one physically for me anyway. Then who knows in the future? I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Those who have seen Avengers: Age of Ultron will know that Renner’s sharpshooter was instrumental in Whedon’s sequel, and it could well be that his family will filter into the story of Civil War, too. As we alluded to earlier, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man helped set the ball in motion for the Russo brothers’ follow-up, and Sebastian Stan himself touched upon the film’s post-credits scene. Beware, the actor does tread into spoiler territory.
Here’s what he had to say during an interview with BuzzFeed:
“I think [what Bucky was caught in was] more of a vise,” revealed Sebastian Stan. “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.” He continued, “There might be a whole lot more to the scene. I would say someone would probably want to put him in a vise.”
Captain America: Civil War will divide Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like never before when it lands in theaters on May 6, 2016. Ant-Man, meanwhile, is showing worldwide right now.
Source: Screen Rant