'Captain america: The Winter Soldier' Easter Eggs and Secrets
(9 Of 10) Crossbones Is In The Movie
At the beginning of the movie, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team helps Captain America rescue the hostages on the ship in the Indian Ocean. The team is led by Brock Rumlow. Eventually you learn that He’s actually part of Hydra. In the finale, Rumlow gets severely injured in his fight with Falcon when one of the Insight Helicarriers crashes into the Triskelion. Above you see Rumlow badly burned. Notice the cross on his chest? Eventually he becomes the character Crossbones who usually appears as a henchman of the Red Skull. He carried out the assassination of Captain America at the end of Marvel’s “Civil War.”
(10 Of 10) The End Credit Scene
Three brand-new characters made their debut in the mid-credits sequence. First up was Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. In the comic books, Strucker was originally a Nick Fury villain: First as a Nazi during World War II, then as a leader of HYDRA during the Cold War. The bigscreen Strucker is definitely a HYDRA bigwig, although he seemed unconcerned about the fact that his organization’s master plan to conquer the world failed. “HYDRA, SHIELD: Two sides of a coin that no longer has any use,” he said.
Strucker and his men are up to something bigger. They have hold of Loki’s scepter, the weapon that gave Loki a wide assortment of powers in the first Avengers film. And they’ve discovered whole new uses for the scepter. Strucker and his underling talked about performing experiments: “We’ve only scratched the surface, and already…” they said, implying some rather impressive results. Not without casualties: There was mention of “volunteers,” who would need to be buried. But apparently, the research had led to what Strucker called a new world of “miracles.” And we saw two of those miracles, held captive inside of cells: Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
In the Marvel Universe. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are the twin children of Magneto. The problem for Marvel/Disney is that they cannot at all reference Magneto, because 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the Marvel “mutants.” This is why Baron von Strucker references them simply as “miracles.”