BLACK PANTHER Director Ryan Coogler Explains The Film's Post-Credits Scene
I'm sure that by now many of you have already seen Black Panther. The movie exploded at the box office this weekend and it seems like, for the most part, fans love the film.
Like all Marvel movies, Black Panther treated fans to a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. During a recent interview with Radio Times, director Ryan Coogler explained how that final post-credits scene ended up happening. It turns out that Marvel didn't ask the filmmakers to add this scene, and it wasn't required.
If you haven't seen Black Panther yet, and you don't want to know what the post-credits scene entails, I suggest you don't read ahead.
Here's what Coogler had to say:
"We weren’t asked to do it. Obviously it ties in, but the studio didn’t force our hand, or tell us what the post-credits scene should be. It was something that we were interested in, that we were interested in doing.
"And for us it was fun, because I think the audience, if they’re familiar with the MCU, knows that Bucky is in Wakanda. It was kind of a hold-off."
"Our film wasn’t about Bucky, obviously, [so] we didn’t feel like it would be right to deal with him in this context. But we thought it’d be cool for the fans that stayed ‘til the end to check in on this character that they love."
There wasn't much to the scene, but I will say that I was wondering if we would see Bucky in the movie! I was kinda hoping that he'd have a bigger role in the story because he was in Wakanda during this whole thing! I understand why they didn't include him, but at least they included him at the end and we got a little glimpse at what he was up to.