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‘Black Panther’: Should you stick around after the credits?

February 16, 2018 GMT

‘Black Panther’: Should you stick around after the credits?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s that time again. You’re getting ready to head to the movie theater (or already in your seat) to see “Black Panther” and wondering if you should stay after the credits.

Marvel has made an art of the post-credits scene, even if it’s not always good art.

It’s not about whether “Black Panther” has an after-credits scene. It’s how many there are. The answer: Two.

[Minimal SPOILERS ahead]

The first scene comes after the initial set of credits (scored by Kendrick Lamar and Sza’s “All the Stars”). It features T’Challa, aka Black Panther, giving an inspirational speech to the United Nations about how Wakanda will take part in global matters. The speech has a very subtle anti-Trump spin.

The second post-credits scene is the one worth staying for (because, of course, you’d have to sit through the entire credits roll). T’Challa’s sister M’Baku is watching over a village (presumably near Wakanda) that is home to a special guest – Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier.

“Black Panther” takes place right after the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” Thus, Bucky’s arm is missing. But it’s easy to draw the conclusion that tech wizard M’Baku will be the one to give Bucky a new limb heading into “Avengers: Infinity War” this summer.