Whether it was RDJs cameo at the end of The Hulk, Thor’s hammer at the end of Iron Man 2, Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy, or the genius “shawarma scene” from the first Avengers, Marvel Studios has made sitting through those long credits bearable with their “post credit” scenes.
The Marvel movies have turned the post-credits scene into an art. The scenes are so well established that they’ve expanded them into mid-credits scenes, often offering two bonuses on every movie. It’s something extra fans can look forward to, and count on.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. Sadly, it will not have a post-credits scene.
EW spoke with both writer/director Joss Whedon as well as producer and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who revealed that they couldn’t figure out a way to out do the fan favorite “shawarma scene” from the first film.
“We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that,” Whedon says. “That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
“There will be a tag,” Feige clarifies, revealing a short scene will appear mid-credits. “But there’s not a post-post-credit scene.”
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out,” Whedon says. “We want people to know so they don’t sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ‘Son of a b****! I’ll kill them!’”
Feige also confirms that despite rumors of an appearance, Captain Marvel will not be appearing in the film ahead of her solo film set for November 2, 2018.
Not that I don’t believe them, but I don’t believe them and I’ll be staying til the end. If there’s something you can count on with Marvel Studios movies, it’s that there will be a sequence during the credits of the film teasing the future of the franchise. How could they not have an after-credits scene in AOU? Me thinks, Whedon and Feige are pulling a fast one; lowering expectations so that they can pull the rug out from underneath us.
Should at least have a scene at the end with a bunch of Ultron drones webbed up with a message “Courtesy of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man”.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.