Fans of the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, were really happy to see him show up in the post-credits scene in Black Panther. Bucky appears to be living among the people of Wakanda, and people trust him enough to have their kids around him. They call him White Wolf, and he appears to be at peace — or at least as “at peace” as Bucky could be. That scene was about as long as Marvel post-credits scenes usually are, but as Sebastian Stan told Cinema Blend, the scene was originally much longer.
There was something really actually funny about that scene. It’s definitely better the way it is now, I think. But that scene was at least 8 more minutes long than what we saw. And it was like a more inquisitive Bucky. He was kind of really going, ‘Why do they call it these?’ And [Shuri] was telling him a little about it, and they kind of walk in a direction, and then he walked over and started hanging out with elders and playing with the kids, but you don’t see that.
It would be pretty cool for fans to see more of Bucky living a normal life. We haven’t really seen him without Hydra programming in his head since the first half of Captain America: The First Avenger back in 2011. If they are gearing the character up to take up the mantle of Captain America should Steve Rogers die, we need to see more of this version of Bucky.
Summary: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Black Panther, directed Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. It’s out now.