he'd be on the floor and mounted before he knew what was going on

  • Warning: Possible spoilers for the end credits scene of Ant-Man. Just some dialogue that popped into my head and refused to go away until I wrote it down. I know nothing about the end credits scene beyond what that website posted, so this is just me brainstorming.
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  • INTERIOR - Dark and dilapidated warehouse. STEVE AND SAM have just walked inside and are looking around to get their bearings.
  • SAM: (whispers) Look, I don't know how many horror movies you've seen since coming out of the ice, but this place has GET OUT NOW written all over it.
  • STEVE: We had horror movies in the 40's.
  • SAM: Not exactly the point I was trying to make.
  • There's a sound and Steve puts his hand up, halting Sam. He nods toward the back corner. Sam has his gun out and Steve tightens his grip on his shield. The shadows shift and a figure begins to take shape - someone is tied to a chair, seemingly unconscious. Steve moves closer, hopeful but cautious. The figure groans and his head tilts back, revealing ...
  • STEVE: Bucky.
  • Steve rushes forward and kneels next to the chair and his friend. Sam make a feeble attempt to grab his shoulder and hold him back. Bucky rouses as Steve starts trying to undo his restraints. He's groggy and injured. He squints at Steve, his gaze unfocused, foggy.
  • BUCKY: Steve?
  • STEVE: Yeah, Buck. It's me. We're gonna get you out of here.
  • BUCKY: (starting to struggle) Shit, Steve, it's a trap.
  • SAM: Oh, we know. Try telling him that.
  • BUCKY: They're watching. They knew you'd come.
  • STEVE: We can take them.
  • BUCKY: No, you can't.
  • SAM: Thanks for the vote of confidence.
  • BUCKY: (glaring at Sam) They caught me.
  • Steve's struggling with the restraints, they're heavy duty, designed for super soldiers and he hasn't had any luck getting them undone. The chair is bolted to the floor and Steve lifts up his shield to crash down on the bolts just as the warehouse doors crash open and a swarm of HYDRA goons fills the space. A man steps forward. He's wearing a mask painted to look like a skull and he's covered in armor and modified weaponry.
  • CROSSBONES: Shoulda listened to your pal, Cap. Now it's too late. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
  • Sam grabs Steve's arm and pulls him to the side as Crossbones unleashes a barrage of gunfire from guns mounted on his armored arms. They hide behind some boxes in the dark corner.
  • SAM: (whispering) I say we call in backup. Stark?
  • Steve glances at Bucky at the mention of Stark's name. He's still, eyes on the man stalking toward him.
  • STEVE: (shaking his head) No, not Tony. I ... can't explain right now. Just not him.
  • Sam pulls out his phone, quickly scrolling through numbers.
  • SAM: (typing out a text with their location) Okay, I know a guy. He's close by and he can infiltrate the area without them knowing, which is helpful since it looks like our asses are about to be captured.
  • STEVE: Fine. Contact him.
  • SAM: (hitting send and holding up his phone to show Steve the message) Already on it.
  • Crossbones has made his way to Bucky. He points a gun at his head, digging it into his temple. Bucky glares up at him, defiant.
  • CROSSBONES: Come out come out wherever you are ...
  • Steve closes his eyes and clenches his shield to his chest.
  • CROSSBONES: Count of three and what's left of your friend's brains will be splattered all over the floor here. One ...
  • He pushes the gun harder.
  • CROSSBONES: Two ...
  • STEVE: (stepping out from the corner, hands raised) Fine. Enough.
  • CROSSBONES: You think I'm stupid? Birdbrain, too. I got a special score to settle with him.
  • SAM: (Appears, arms also raised) Who the hell are you?
  • CROSSBONES: (Gun still pointed at Bucky) You don't recognize me? I'm hurt.
  • STEVE: Rumlow.
  • CROSSBONES: One point for the boyscout.
  • SAM: The mask is a good look. Imagine it comes in handy with the ladies after I dropped a building on your face.
  • CROSSBONES: All progress comes with pain. Isn't that true, Cap?
  • He walks behind the chair and rests his hand on Bucky's shoulder.
  • CROSSBONES: Shit, your pal here can fill you in on how HYDRA can help you be all you can be. His brain's a bit scrambled now, but we'll have him fixed right up in no time.
  • He bends down, next to Bucky's ear and loudly whispers for the other men to hear.
  • CROSSBONES: What you say, asset? Ready to complete your mission? Eliminate good ol' Captain America once and for all?
  • SAM: (to Steve) Told you he never shuts up.
  • STEVE: You and your men can surrender now. This doesn't have to get ugly.
  • Rumlow throws his head back and laughs, when a sudden shout from one of his men draws his attention. The guy flies back, slamming into the wall. He's down, unconscious, no sign of what knocked him out. Three more guys suffer the same fate before anyone even thinks to fire a gun.
  • Steve, taking advantage of the distraction, slams his shield into Rumlow's head, denting his mask and knocking him out. He crouches next to him and starts looking for something. He finds what he hopes are keys to the cuffs and tosses them to Sam. Sam rushes over to Bucky but hesitates when the man looks up at him.
  • SAM: I let you go, you aren't gonna try and kill me are you?
  • BUCKY: Not plannin' on it.
  • SAM: (unlocking the cuffs) That's not exactly reassuring. You okay to fight?
  • BUCKY: (Pulling himself out of the chair, ignoring his injuries) More or less.
  • SAM: (Handing him a gun and muttering under his breath)Goddamn supersoldiers.
  • He puts the cuffs on Rumlow and then pulls two of his remaining guns from their holsters. Now Sam, Steve, Bucky and their invisible friend are all fighting - making quick work of what's left of the HYDRA foot soldiers.
  • The fight is over and our heroes are left standing. Bucky's holding onto his ribs, breathing heavily. Steve takes a step toward him but Bucky takes a step back.
  • BUCKY: I'm fine.
  • SAM: Sit down before you pass out, Mr. I'm Fine.
  • Steve watches as Bucky goes back to the chair, practically collapsing onto it. He wants to go to him and bombard him with questions, but there's work to be done first.
  • STEVE: (To Sam) Call Hill. Tell her we need a containment crew and transport for 30, one high level.
  • Steve glances around the warehouse.
  • STEVE: And one other thing ... care to introduce me to your friend?
  • SAM: (laughing) Oh, you mean Scott. Been meaning to tell you I was looking to recruit him. Thought he'd make a pretty good Avenger.
  • STEVE: We'll see. Is he invisible, or ...
  • Suddenly a man appears in a silver colored metal suit and helmet. Steve almost stumbles back.
  • BUCKY: What the ...
  • SAM: Guys, this is Ant-Man.
  • Bucky snorts a laugh and Sam looks over his shoulder at him and glares.
  • STEVE: What man?
  • SCOTT: (pulling off his helmet) Ant-Man. Look, I know it's a, um, interesting name and everything. I sort of didn't get to have a say in the matter. You know that whole 'Greatness thrust upon them' thing? Apparently that also counts with superhero names.
  • SCOTT: (holding out his hand) Anyway, Scott Lang.
  • STEVE: (shaking his hand) Steve Rogers. Thanks for the help.
  • SCOTT: Anytime, Captain.
  • NEW SCENE - SAME WAREHOUSE - A convoy of Avengers Initiative vehicles pulls up outside the warehouse, visible through the windows and doors. MARIA HILL enters with the people she brought with her to clean up the mess. Bucky and Steve are hidden in the back corner.
  • STEVE: Two years, Buck. Two years.
  • BUCKY: Guess I'm stubborn. Wonder who I could've learned that from?
  • STEVE: Fair enough, but I don't want to chase after you anymore.
  • BUCKY: And I don't want to be chased anymore. I think I'm done running. But I'm not ready for that. (nodding toward the agents)
  • STEVE: I got a place. Off the books. Only Sam knows about it.
  • BUCKY: I know. Brooklyn.
  • STEVE: 'Course you do. It's near the old neighborhood.
  • BUCKY: You think that's a good idea?
  • STEVE: I've had the guest room ready to go since I got it. We can sneak out the back of this place.
  • BUCKY: I'm still fucked up. Rumlow wasn't kidding about my brains being a mess.
  • STEVE: And you want to keep handling that on your own?
  • BUCKY: You're not gonna give up, are you?
  • STEVE: To the end of the line.
  • BUCKY: Seriously? You're a sap, Rogers.
  • STEVE: You're the one who said it in the first place.
  • BUCKY: If you say so ...
  • END SCENE