The “Black Panther” is currently making waves and breaking records at the cinemas. It is proving to everyone that it isn’t overhyped; it actually deserves all the attention it is getting. From strong women characters to having African-American superheroes, people are raving over the movie. Be warned, there are spoilers up ahead, so you must have already have seen the film if you don’t want it to be ruined for you.

Director Ryan Coogler recently revealed that there exists an alternate ending to the film. And if you stayed until after the credits, you might have actually seen it.

The actual ending of “Black Panther” is when Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa, and Letitia Wright, who plays his little sister Shuri, were discussing in front of an old apartment building where N’Jadaka or Killmonger once lived.

Post credits and mid-credits scenes

In one mid-credit scene, King T’Challa addresses the UN, informing them of their intent to share what Wakanda has with the rest of the world. There is also a post-credit scene where we see the Winter Soldier Bucky, played by Sebastian Stan, being woken by Wakanda children in what looks like a small village at the edge of the country. While watching “Black Panther”, you might have quickly wondered where he was, especially since in a post-credit scene of “Captain America: Civil War,” we saw him being placed into a deep sleep with the help of Wakanda technology.

This scene was actually considered to be a part of the film. If it was, then the ending would be so much different with Bucky Barnes being there to potentially help T’Challa out.

However, the Winter Soldier could not be included in the “Black Panther” storyline because it might not make sense. Director Ryan Coogler also said that the Winter Soldier might still have some Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and as Coogler said to Collider, “Bucky’s not trained to neutralize people peacefully, he’s an assassin.” His presence might cause more problems than solutions in the movie, so better to not include him instead.

After all, Marvel Studios is trying their best to make sure the stories combine seamlessly.

Prelude to 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Bucky being woken up at the end of the film is a prelude to him joining the rest of the "Avengers" cast when they rally up against Thanos in the next "Avengers" film, "Infinity War." One theory why he was woken up earlier than expected is because Shuri might have already found a way to help him heal quicker.

We all know Wakanda’s healing technology is far greater than that of the rest of the world, so this theory might actually hold.

What do you think would have happened if Bucky was there during T’Challa and Killmonger’s fight?