Black Panther (2018) introduced us to the life story of T’Challa, his accession to the throne and all the technology of Wakanda. In his post-credit scene, we saw Bucky Barnes, the former Winter Soldier, the first white man to be fixed by Shuri with the support of local technological advancement. For those who don’t remember, Bucky returned to the ice at the end of the Civil War to remove the HYDRA program from his head, and this little scene shows us that he may finally be recovering.
To refresh the memory: The Black Panther final scene shows Bucky Barnes waking up in a cabin in a village in Wakanda while a band of boys (who called him the White Wolf) watched. Shuri, who oversaw Bucky’s re-programming while he was in cryostasis, arrived and started helping him with his recovery.
His actor, Sebastian Stan, tells Wizard World Portland that the scene would be much longer, explains:
“There was something really funny about that scene. It’s definitely better the way it is now, I think. But that scene lasted at least 8 more minutes than what we saw. And it was like a more inquisitive Bucky. He was really like ‘Why are they calling me that? ‘ And Shuri explains it, and they kind of walk in one direction, and then he came over and started hanging out with the older kids and playing with the kids, but you don’t see that. “
On the one hand, seeing Bucky becoming familiar with Wakanda’s culture could have been interesting, especially considering that the character spent decades as an involuntary killer and spending time with the citizens of the African nation would be a great experience and opportunity for recovery, still more that soon he will be back in action for The Avengers: Civil War.
On the other hand, although the post-credit scenes can be interesting, they can become tiring if too long, defending Stan’s opinion that the cut was the best choice. The actor also reveals his interest in one day Marvel launching a collection of deleted scenes from the films, which could include the longer version of the recording.
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