If you were hoping for another tease of Thanos at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, you’re going to be disappointed… as the Avengers sequel won’t have a post credits scene.
Ever since Iron Man finished up with the surprising introduction of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, we’ve come to expect something extra at the end of Marvel’s biggest movies. But it looks as though Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t be following the pattern, as Joss Whedon reveals it won’t have a post-credits scene.
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During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Marvel director delivered the rather shocking news… and the reason? Because there’s apparently no way to top the Avengers post-credit scene.
“We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that,” he explained. “That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
But does this mean there’s nothing new to be revealed at the end of the movie?
Well, not quite…
“There will be a tag,” said Marvel boss, Kevin Feige. And that means there will be a short scene that pops up during the credits – almost like an epilogue. “But there’s not a post-post-credit scene.”
“There is nothing at the very end,” Whedon added. “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!’”
Of course, Joss Whedon was quick to explain why a post-credit scene was out of the question, elaborating on his earlier comments.
“It didn’t seem to lend itself in the same way, and we wanted to be true to what felt right,” Whedon said. “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.”
Although it makes some sense, I can’t help thinking that there’s another reason why there’s no post-credits scene… and it’s perhaps a bit more practical. Avengers: Age of Ultron will be packing in a lot of new stuff already.
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There’s Baron Von Strucker, the Maximoff twins, Ulysses Klaue and even two new female roles that are yet to be revealed. With this much going on already, I can’t help feeling that a post-credit scene would feel diluted – introducing yet-another new element could end up feeling a tad redundant.
Either way, it seems it won’t be happening. And I can’t help feeling a bit sad that we won’t all be sticking around until the very end. But then, maybe I’ll do just that. You know, just in case.
Avengers: Age of Ultron heads to cinemas on 23 April 2015.
What do you think will appear in the mid-credit scene? Will you be sticking around until the end, just in case? Let us know what you think in the comments below…