Marvel's Phase 3 Begins
You know Marvel has plans for Spider-Man, the question is how fast can Marvel get things in motion? Casting news is already beginning to show that Marvel and Sony are looking for their new, high school aged Peter Parker, is there a chance they can get a Spider-Man post-credits scene for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) in just under the wire?
Looking at Marvel's previous post-credit scenes, there's a definite sense that they don't take too long to put together. Often less than a minute in length and not consisting of much dialog, it would seem that Marvel could easily put together a brief Spider-Man appearance that would tie in to the ending of Avengers 2 and set up his official debut in [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409).
Are Black Panther's Pieces in Place?
People have been wondering the same thing about Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther who has been confirmed to play a significant part in Captain America: Civil War. Avengers 2 certainly looks to be giving the character some background by featuring Ulysses Klawe and possibly visiting Wakanda and getting a look at Black Panther's Dora Milaje.
Since Chadwick Boseman has been officially cast for so long now, the chances of seeing Black Panther are very strong, but will he be relegated to the post-credit scene? Will we see his father T'Chaka being killed by Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klawe and be teased at the end of the movie by catching a glimpse of T'Challa being crowned the new Black Panther?
The Friendly Neighborhood Introduction of Spider-Man
More important for Marvel might be the way they are going to introduce Spider-Man and how they are going to incorporate him into the events of [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409). Will we be introduced to a young Spider-Man that is already in full superhero mode and a figure of Daily Bugle investigations? Or will this Spider-Man decide to become a superhero during the events of the Civil War?
A strong possibility could be [Marvel](channel:932254) deciding to do an abbreviated version of Spider-Man's origin story in a brief post-credits sequence. It would certainly make it the most important and talked about post-credits scene in Marvel history. Could we see a radioactive spider drop down upon our new Spider-Man after the events of Avengers 2?
Two For the Price of One?
The anticipation for Avengers 2 is already reaching a fever pitch but add to it the will-they-or-won't-they suspense of seeing a small glimpse of our new Spider-Man, even after the movie is over, could make Avengers 2 an even bigger blockbuster than people were previously expecting.
Maybe the smart thing would be to go ahead and do both Spider-Man and Black Panther. It wouldn't be the first time Marvel has tagged a movie with more than one scene after the main event has finished. Since [Black Panther](movie:9047)'s story may be more closely tied to the events of Avengers 2, his teaser could immediately follow the movie's ending or initial credits, which would allow Marvel to save a little Spider-Man sequence for after all the credits have rolled. What do you think?