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Captain America: Civil War's mid and post-credit scenes tease the expansion of the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. The two end credits focus on two characters: Black Panther and Spider-Man.

Warning: Spoilers ahead

The first credit scene gives fans the first glimpse of the country over which Black Panther aka T'Challa rules. Wakanda is the most technologically advanced country in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequence also informs fans that Bucky aka Winter Soldier will be re-frozen. Moreover, the sequence sets up the Black Panther movie, which opens in theatres in 2018.

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The first credit scene gives fans the first glimpse of the country over which Black Panther aka T'Challa rulesMarvel Studios / YouTube

Talking about the post credit scenes, director's Joe and Anthony Russo told US Today that the Black Panther statue was meant to represent "the defiance of T'Challa and the mystery of what the place is".

Antony added: "Black Panther's arc is one of our favorite things about the movie: He's driven so powerfully by vengeance and he gets to a point at the end of the film where he realizes what that drive has done and is doing to other people and he's able to set it down and move forward. 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 post-credit scene features Tim Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The actor will be reprising the role of the webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will hit theatres on 7 July 2017. In the sequence, Spidey tends to his injuries after a fight with Chris Evans' Steve Rogers/Captain America. Soon afterwards he discovers his new and improved web shooter from Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark/Iron-Man. Robert Downey Jr will be reprising his role as Iron-Man in the upcoming Spidey film.

"There were similarities we knew (Tony would) be attracted to in this kid, namely that he's a technological genius as well. He sees a real opportunity to mentor someone," Joe explained.