April 9, 2015 by Paul Curtin
Fans expecting Marvel to play one final scene after the credits of Avengers: Age of Ultron might be in for a big disappointment… because apparently, there isn’t going to be one. Ever since 2008’s Iron Man kicked off the post-credits stinger hype with Samuel L. Jackson showing up as Nick Fury, we’ve seen multiple other scenes during and after the credits of Marvel movies steal the show like The Avengers‘ “shawarma” scene and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s dancing baby Groot scene.
The crowd-pleasing “shawarma” scene was shot very close to The Avengers‘ release date to keep its top secret reveal under wraps, but director Joss Whedon is now saying that he won’t be trying to replicate the unique scene in the sequel and won’t be having an extra scene after the credits:
We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk. … 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!’
To keep fans happy, Marvel’s President, Kevin Feige, has also chimed in to confirm that while there won’t be a stinger/tag after the credits, there will still be something extra during the credits of Age of Ultron:
There will be a tag [a short, epilogue-like scene that pops up shortly after the credits start], but there’s not a post-post-credit scene.
Could the ending of Age of Ultron be too dark for there to be a cheerful extra scene after the credits? Even with Whedon and Feige confirming there will be nothing after the credits, we’ve heard this before and been caught off guard when there was in fact something extra… you never know with Marvel and we’ll have to wait to officially confirm what’s after the credits when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.