Did you stick around for Ant-Man’s post-credits sequence? If so, then you were in for a pretty cool teaser from Marvel's next movie.
SPOILERS FOR ANT-MAN AND CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR BELOW
First things first, if you haven’t seen Ant-Man yet, GO! It was the most fun movie-wise I've had since Guardians of the Galaxy came out. (Sorry, Avengers: Age of Ultron.) Now that's out of the way ...
If you sat through the end credits, you were rewarded with a scene that saw Steve Rogers’ BFF Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), aka the titular character of last year’s fantastic Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with his cybernetic left arm caught in something that looked like a huge vise contraption, mouthing, "Help me.”
Cap (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthonie Mackie) were also there, wondering how in the heck they were going to free Bucky from the vise thingy, debating whether they should call in everyone’s favorite genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark (that would be a NO), until Sam Wilson says that he knows a guy -- Ant-Man's Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Sebastian Stan weighed in on Bucky’s dire predicament, dropping an intriguing tidbit concerning his character for the next Captain America flick.
"I think [what Bucky was caught in was] more of a vise," Stan told BuzzFeed. "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 say that whatever you're seeing on the surface, it's not as obvious as that. There might be a while lot more to the scene. I would say someone would probably want to put him in a vise."
And by someone, Sebastian Stan probably meant a bad guy, right? The list of people who have a grudge against the Winter Soldier is long. Could it be Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl)? Crossbones (Frank Grillo)? Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)? Heck, it could even be Tony himself, since Bucky killed his parents. Guess we'll have to wait until next year to see who's behind Bucky's sticky situation.
Captain America: Civil War will premiere on May 6, 2016.