The following contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.
As is tradition now in Marvel, Captain America: Civil War featured two end credit scenes. Both featuring some brand new characters. The mid-credit scene focused on Black Panther and the following one was all about our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have provided some additional insight into what these scenes represent for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked about the large panther statue seen at the end of the mid-credit scene, Joe Russo explained that it was about setting up something larger and exploricing Black Panther’s arc within the story.
“The defiance of T’Challa and the mystery of what the place is. This idea that he would offer refuge to Cap, this guy he’s been fighting the whole movie, and Bucky, this guy who he’s been trying to kill the whole movie … is just a really cool arc for him to go through and it’s inspiring.”
The directors went on to explain that the final scene, which features Tom Holland as Spider-Man, was meant to set up Spider-Man: Homecoming and to hint that Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man will have a large impact on the film.
“There were similarities we knew he’d be attracted to in this kid, namely that he’s a technological genius as well. He sees a real opportunity to mentor someone.”