Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon has a warning for fans of Marvel’s cinematic universe who are used to waiting through the credits to catch a brief final scene: Not this time.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Marvel fans first experienced the post-credits scene in 2008’s Iron Man, and the short teasers quickly became a signature staple of the cinematic universe films. The first Avengers famously concluded with the superheroes gathered in a shawarma restaurant, and according to Whedon, the Age of Ultron team decided that they just couldn’t top that particular post-credits scene.
“We all came at it separately – we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
As a result, the production team decided that Age of Ultron might be better off without anything following the credits.
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out,” the director noted. “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!'”
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige pointed out that Age of Ultron will have a tag ending, in the form of a brief scene that plays onscreen while the credits are rolling. As for a post-credits scene, however, he confirmed that the new Avengers film would be one of the first Marvel movies to be bereft of a teaser.
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Despite the lack of a post-credits scene, Age of Ultron will have more than a few surprises in store for fans, as Coming Soon notes. According to Feige, a mystery female character is set to appear in the film. Despite rumors that Captain Marvel would be introduced in Age of Ultron, Feige asserted that wasn’t the case, suggesting that the unnamed female character might be someone with whom audiences are already familiar.
“It’s not a big deal. But it’s a good character,” he hinted.
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While Marvel fans may not get a chance to see a post-credits scene included in the film, they will no doubt find much more excitement in the clips shown ahead of the movie. As the Inquisitr previously reported, it has been revealed that the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron when it opens on May 1.
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