If there’s one thing that the Marvel movies have taught us, it’s that normally you should stay until the very end of the credits. Whether it was our first glimpse of Nick Fury inIron Man or the appearance of Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel has started a trend that practically every other filmed franchise is trying to replicate. But today EW is reporting that there’s no post-credits sequence in Avengers: Age of Ultron, merely a mid-credits tease. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and writer-director Joss Whedon said that they’re not trying to top the shawarama stinger from the first Avengers.
Here are Whedon and Feige’s quotes from EW:
Writer-director Joss Whedon says there won’t be a post-credits scene in Ultron because he felt there was no way to top the post-battle shawarma scene from the last one. “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,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige clarifies. That is, there will be a short, epilogue-like scene that pops up shortly after the credits start. “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 bitch! I’ll kill them!’”