You hear that sound? It’s the sound of millions of Marvel fans getting pissed off. Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon has announced the film will not contain a post-credits scene like so many before.
Two immediate reactions. Damn it. And, sweet I don’t have to sit around an extra ten minutes.
The reason behind the lack of a scene is he doesn’t want to top the 2012 post-credits shawarma scene in the first Avengers. “We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that,” he says. “That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
And before you think Whedon is messing with us, he swears this is the truth. “There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out,” he 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!'”
Yeah, that would have been my exact reaction.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is urging fans to stick around for a special ‘tag’ at the end of the credits. Yeah brother, that better be one hell of a tag.
Marvel’s post-credit ways began all the way back in 2008 with the first Iron Man. In that scene, Nick Fury teased the idea of The Avengers, telling Stark he has ‘become part of a bigger universe.’
Avengers is becoming quite the ensemble in its cast:
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill.
New cast members for which we know their characters include:
James Spader as the voice of Ultron, and Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as twins Wanda Maximoff and Pietro Maximoff.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will introduce a new character, but it will not be Captain Marvel. According to Feige, it’s not a big deal, but a solid character.
As for two women playing unspecified roles? Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy have both been cast in the upcoming movie.
Release date has been set for May 1, and expectations are for the sequel to shatter box office records. Add in a Star Wars trailer in the previews and I have my May 1st set.