With its now legendary shwarma scene, the first Avengers movie established the tradition of the post-credits tag in Marvel movies. But for Avengers: Age of Ultron you shouldn’t be expecting something similar, as writer/director Joss Whedon explained to EW that the shwarma scene was a unique little thing.
“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!’”
“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.”
Now just to clarify: The post-credits scene is not to be confused with the traditional mid-credits scene found in just about every Marvel movie (even Big Hero 6!). The latter is usually some big geek-wrangling revelation (see: Thanos’ appearance in Avengers), while the former bit is just a fun little coda to the whole mix (see: Thor chomping down on some falafel).
And if for some reason you don’t trust my description, then here’s Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself to clarify the matter:
“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.”
Got it? Good.
Now what’s not good though, is that rumours have been swirling for a while now – but got seriously stoked recently – that the credits scene will see the introduction of Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers. Whedon famously shot the “shwarma scene” at the very last minute before Avengers’ release, and since he hadn’t shot anything for Age of Ultron yet, many thought it was because he was waiting on the casting of Danvers. But bad news Captain Marvel fans, as Feige has now confirmed that Carol will definitely NOT be showing up there.
However, we will apparently be seeing the introduction of another unknown female character though, even though she may not be the type of headliner that Captain Marvel is:
“It’s not a big deal. But it’s a good character,”
Now it was recently noticed (via /Film) that E.R.’s Linda Cardellini and Before Sunset’s Julie Delpy’s names were included in the film’s cast list for its red carpet premiere, even though we’ve never seen them in any promos or even being mentioned before. So who are their characters and is one of them the lady that’s showing up in the end-credits? Well, Whedon and Feige are not spilling. Newsarama has a crazy theory on who they may be, but must I warn you that I’m not udderly convinced of it.
Last Updated: April 9, 2015