When you go to see a Marvel movie, you expect a post-credits scene, but Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige would like to spare 10 minutes of your time. The duo told EW that Avengers: Age of Ultron will have “a short, epilogue-like scene that pops up shortly after the credits start,” but there will be no post-credits footage.
According to Whedon, there was just no topping the shawarma scene from Avengers:
“We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
He also added:
“It didn’t seem to lend itself in the same way, and we wanted to be true to what felt right. The first rule of making a sequel is take the best moments and do something else. Don’t do the Indiana Jones gun trick again differently. Just go somewhere else. Don’t try to hit the same highs, because people will sense it.”
And just in case you think this is one big trick, Whedon also noted:
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out. We want people to know so they don’t sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ‘Son of a bitch! I’ll kill them!’”
Regardless, I’d like to bet many will still stay through the credits just in case, and I’ll probably be right there with them.
Post-credits scene or no post-credits scene, Feige promised Avengers: Age of Ultron will still be packed with surprises. Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy are in the movie, but they don’t want to reveal their characters just yet. We’ll also get to see some material with young Black Widow’s instructor that “will be a powerful moment in the history of Scarlett Johansson’s character.” As for Captain Marvel, rumors of her involvement are not true, but Feige did note that there is a secret female character making an appearance:
“It’s not a big deal. But it’s a good character,”
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