I'm about to attempt something I've never done before. I simultaneously want to report this information to you and somehow not spoil it for myself in the process. See, I'm really looking forward to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's the film I'm most excited about in Marvel's Phase Two, and I'm one of the people that actually really enjoyed the first film. So I want to walk in with fresh eyes, and I've avoided all spoilers to this point. But today Perry White (aka Kellvin), asked me to cover this story, so let's see if I can get through this without spoiling the scene for myself.
Oh boy. Here it goes...
A Dutch publication has posted an early review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and, in it, they include a detailed breakdown of the post-credit sequence. So, here's your major spoiler alert.
I repeat: SPOILER ALERT OF DEATH!!!
"After the fall of both S.H.I.E.L.D. & HYDRA we see Baron Von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) in his underground lair. Loki’s scepter can be seen here, as well as 2 special prisoners: the “twins”. These are of course Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Quicksilver is bouncing from one end in his cell to another while Scarlet Witch is stacking some building blocks with her mind. Watching them, Von Strucker announces “The Age of Miracles” is upon us. And with that we learn the new name for mutants in the Marvel movieverse." As for the post-credits scene, "The Winter Soldier is visiting the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian museum. Here he finds the information on James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, his real name. It appears the Winter Soldier now knows who he really was and remembers that Captain America spoke the truth about him."
[Quote Courtesy of ComicBookMovie]
Okay. There, I posted it, and managed not to read it. It was tricky, and I definitely picked up on a few elements of what's included...but not the story itself.
As for the film, the Dutch review describes Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the most serious, and most dark film in the MCU so far. So that should give some of the studio's detractors some pause, since many feel that their films have been too jokey up until now. Looks like this Captain America sequel will be tweaking that perception a bit, and that's comforting to hear.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4. That's less than a month away, so you'd better preorder those tickets soon.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie / Faceless Dutch Entity