If you caught Marvel’s Ant-Man in theaters – or happen to have your hands on a copy of the newly released Blu-ray – then you’ve probably already seen the post-credits scene. Those of you who checked out the recent Captain America: Civil War trailer likely recognized that it led off in the same fashion that Ant-Man ended, namely with The Winter Soldier in the custody of Captain America and Falcon. But what exactly is the link between the two films?
In a new bonus featurette from Marvel’s Phase Two Blu-ray box set, Kevin Feige narrates some behind-the-scenes footage that explains how Ant-Man’s post-credits scene was selected, how well Peyton Reed’s direction matched up with Joe and Anthony Russo’s directing style for Captain America: Civil War, and the decision to link the films up in this manner. It’s a nice peek behind the curtains at the brain trust that keeps the Marvel Cinematic Universe so cohesive.
Watch the new featurette from Marvel’s Phase Two Blu-ray box set below:
And in case you haven’t seen it yet and would like to, here’s the post-credits scene from Ant-Man:
Now this is speculation on my part, but it looks like this explains how Ant-Man ends up getting involved in the epic conflict between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. At this point in the movie, the Sokovia Accords seem to be in place already; the legislation requires the registration of super-powered folks and presumably recruits other super-humans, either heroes or villains, to track down those who refuse to register, whether they are heroes or villains. So the predicament is this: Cap and Falcon have Bucky in their custody, but aren’t exactly thrilled about turning him over to the government and their witch hunt. They think about asking Tony for help, so this must still be early enough in the game that they haven’t come to blows yet, but opt to do it themselves instead. Do what, exactly? I’m guessing that they’re trying to get their uniforms and equipment back, since you can see government officials taking it away from them in the trailer. Who better to help them liberate their gear than a miniature thief? We’ll see how this all plays out in May, but for now, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: Civil War:
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
For more on Captain America: Civil War take a look at some of our recent coverage below:
- ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Featurette: The Rift between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers
- Will Spider-Man Swing by for ‘Captain America: Civil War’?
- Scarlett Johansson Says Black Widow Is the “Mediator” in ‘Captain America: Civil War’
- Robert Downey Jr. Discusses Iron Man’s Politics in ‘Captain America: Civil War’
- Details of ‘Captain America: Civil War’s Big Superhero Showdown Revealed
- Black Panther’s Role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Revealed
Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016.