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Joss Whedon says Avengers: Age of Ultron will not have a post-credits scene

04.07.2015

Marvel Studios may be smarter than we all give them credit for. Detractors to the comic book movie making behemoth have been critical for the seemingly mandatory inclusion of the post-credits sequence in virtually every movie they have made. The trend has spread to other franchises including X-MEN, FAST AND FURIOUS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and more. Hell, even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. features a stinger scene at the end of each weekly episode!

But, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON director Joss Whedon and studio honcho Kevin Feige have decided that the superhero team-up this summer will not have a stinger just to keep the streak alive. Whedon shared this in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about why there was no way to top the famous shwarama scene.

“It didn’t seem to lend itself in the same way, and we wanted to be true to what felt right,” Whedon says. “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.”

While there will be a scene after the credits start rolling, Feige confirmed there is nothing after that. Whedon wanted to be extra clear about that.

“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!’”

I am glad that Joss Whedon is approaching AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON from a fan standpoint and is trying to avoid the tropes and cliches that have doomed sequels in the past. It is also nice to know they can still keep some secrets as they still have not divulged the roles that Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy will play, saying only that one should be familiar to Marvel fans and that one is the former mentor and instructor to Black Widow. Whether they are one and the same is unknown. We will all have to find out when AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens on May 1st.

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11:48AM on 04/08/2015
Just throw a new ant man trailer at the end.
Just throw a new ant man trailer at the end.
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8:41AM on 04/08/2015
Hmm, this is the first thing that has disappointed me in the Avengers Age of Ultron. They have big plans with future Marvel releases. The stingers post credit scenes are often sort of ties to the next release and are somewhat MCU tradition. Who could forget the Mjolnir scene, or the scene with the Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver? Or Tony Stark walking into the bar to chat it up with General Ross?
Hmm, this is the first thing that has disappointed me in the Avengers Age of Ultron. They have big plans with future Marvel releases. The stingers post credit scenes are often sort of ties to the next release and are somewhat MCU tradition. Who could forget the Mjolnir scene, or the scene with the Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver? Or Tony Stark walking into the bar to chat it up with General Ross?
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2:04AM on 04/08/2015
I always stay for the credits anyway, but yea maybe Whedon just meant after all the credits, plus they are called stingers.
I always stay for the credits anyway, but yea maybe Whedon just meant after all the credits, plus they are called stingers.
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9:52PM on 04/07/2015

What?

Is he criticizing temple of doom for doing it? Bc Spielberg did do the gun thing but different in the second one?
Is he criticizing temple of doom for doing it? Bc Spielberg did do the gun thing but different in the second one?
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7:55AM on 04/08/2015
Temple of Doom does deserve a LOT of criticizing, but to your point I have to agree...the "gun thing" wasn't really done differently, per se. It was done identically, but with a twist ending, making it a brilliant inside joke. I think what would've flopped would've been to do the gun thing identically, but with different bad guys and yet the same ending.
Temple of Doom does deserve a LOT of criticizing, but to your point I have to agree...the "gun thing" wasn't really done differently, per se. It was done identically, but with a twist ending, making it a brilliant inside joke. I think what would've flopped would've been to do the gun thing identically, but with different bad guys and yet the same ending.
7:45PM on 04/07/2015

Every movie should have a post credits scene

it gives incentive to sit and watch the credits roll.
it gives incentive to sit and watch the credits roll.
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5:27PM on 04/07/2015

I am not one to usually to point out bad research but

we ARE getting a post credit scene. just remember Marvel hasn't ALWAYS put it at the end and hasn't ALWAYS put in two of them. We ARE getting one scene mid credits.

So joblo stating we are getting nothing once the credits starts rolling is wrong.

“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,” Feige clarifies, revealing a short scene will appear
we ARE getting a post credit scene. just remember Marvel hasn't ALWAYS put it at the end and hasn't ALWAYS put in two of them. We ARE getting one scene mid credits.

So joblo stating we are getting nothing once the credits starts rolling is wrong.

“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,” Feige clarifies, revealing a short scene will appear mid-credits. “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 b****! I’ll kill them!’”

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I hate to link to another site, but poor research needs to be called out. We are getting something guys.
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5:41PM on 04/07/2015
lol and of course they update the article without noting its updated and admitting they were wrong and making me look like an ass lmao
lol and of course they update the article without noting its updated and admitting they were wrong and making me look like an ass lmao
5:57PM on 04/07/2015
Not sure exactly what you saw before it changed, but I commented an hour ago and it said the same thing (at least I think it did). Also, his verbage is unnecessary. A "post-credit" scene means literally.....it's after the credits. The tag or mid-credit scene is what they are going to give us, but nothing after that to keep people sitting through the credits.

I still think it's a crap idea. We have Thor 3, Civil War, Ant-Man, Dr Strange, and Infinity Wars coming up. Anything setting up
Not sure exactly what you saw before it changed, but I commented an hour ago and it said the same thing (at least I think it did). Also, his verbage is unnecessary. A "post-credit" scene means literally.....it's after the credits. The tag or mid-credit scene is what they are going to give us, but nothing after that to keep people sitting through the credits.

I still think it's a crap idea. We have Thor 3, Civil War, Ant-Man, Dr Strange, and Infinity Wars coming up. Anything setting up any of them (even if it's a scene that isn't part of the actual film and just shot for this). Heck, I'd be entertained if they showed a scene from a jungle that suddenly saw a claw come into view (it doesn't even have to be the actual actor).

Just a big missed opportunity. They'll never have a bigger audience for something cool.
6:01PM on 04/07/2015
I could be mistaken, oh well. but regardless the howard the duck scene was useless in GOTG.
I could be mistaken, oh well. but regardless the howard the duck scene was useless in GOTG.
6:07PM on 04/07/2015
Yeah, Gunn spit the bit on that. If they wanted to do something cool, they would have shown Warlock breaking out of his caccoon (or some other big bad getting away).

Besides, The Collector is supposed to be a seriously dangerous and powerful character. Showing him wrecked, getting his face licked by a dog.....that was just pathetic.
Yeah, Gunn spit the bit on that. If they wanted to do something cool, they would have shown Warlock breaking out of his caccoon (or some other big bad getting away).

Besides, The Collector is supposed to be a seriously dangerous and powerful character. Showing him wrecked, getting his face licked by a dog.....that was just pathetic.
6:07PM on 04/07/2015
Whenever someone starts a complaint with something like "I usually don't complain" it's their way of saying "I am about to troll, so I just want to make it clear I am not a troll." Just let it go, it's a movie site. It's not like they are reporting on the Middle East. These guys work really hard, are mostly unpaid and are churning out these articles very quickly to avoid people like you posting comments about how they are two days late. Sometimes the nicest thing we can do as visitors to the
Whenever someone starts a complaint with something like "I usually don't complain" it's their way of saying "I am about to troll, so I just want to make it clear I am not a troll." Just let it go, it's a movie site. It's not like they are reporting on the Middle East. These guys work really hard, are mostly unpaid and are churning out these articles very quickly to avoid people like you posting comments about how they are two days late. Sometimes the nicest thing we can do as visitors to the website is not whine about every little mistake.
6:13PM on 04/07/2015
Article has not changed since I originally posted it.
Article has not changed since I originally posted it.
6:35PM on 04/07/2015
theres a difference between a mistake and saying that there will be no credit scenes
theres a difference between a mistake and saying that there will be no credit scenes
5:18PM on 04/07/2015
I still hope we at least get one little scene of forshadowing of what's to come next. For instance, introducing Spider Man would have made for a great post credits scene. But if not in this film, then I guess they could save the a Spider Man apperance for the end credits of Ant Man.
I still hope we at least get one little scene of forshadowing of what's to come next. For instance, introducing Spider Man would have made for a great post credits scene. But if not in this film, then I guess they could save the a Spider Man apperance for the end credits of Ant Man.
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6:00PM on 04/07/2015
He said there would be something, just not anything after the credits.
He said there would be something, just not anything after the credits.
5:13PM on 04/07/2015
"We want people to know so they donít sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ĎSon of a bitch! Iíll kill them" - Haha, that is so true because I sat through 10 minutes worth of credits after Iron Man 3 in which I wanted to get out and go to the toilet so bad but the end credits was tad disappointing. Still, I sure hope there is a post credits scene somewhere.
"We want people to know so they donít sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ĎSon of a bitch! Iíll kill them" - Haha, that is so true because I sat through 10 minutes worth of credits after Iron Man 3 in which I wanted to get out and go to the toilet so bad but the end credits was tad disappointing. Still, I sure hope there is a post credits scene somewhere.
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6:03PM on 04/07/2015
LOL....if it's a "post credit" scene, that means it's AFTER the credits. Still, I know what you mean.

"While there WILL be a scene after the credits start rolling, Feige confirmed there is nothing after that."

It was in the story, people just missed it.

LOL....if it's a "post credit" scene, that means it's AFTER the credits. Still, I know what you mean.

"While there WILL be a scene after the credits start rolling, Feige confirmed there is nothing after that."

It was in the story, people just missed it.

6:50PM on 04/07/2015
Haha, I know but the local theater I went to doesn't allow people to come back in once the movie's over.
Haha, I know but the local theater I went to doesn't allow people to come back in once the movie's over.
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5:04PM on 04/07/2015

I like the end credit's scene.....

I get what he's saying. This movie will see the death of at least one hero, and the disbanding of The Avengers, so a happy-cutesy scene at the end wouldn't work. However, there are dozens of ways they could have gone, including a tip-off to one of the upcoming Marvel franchises (how about grabbing Cumberbatch for something ..... anything?). It's the loss of a HUGE opportunity to not have anything to advertise what will come next.

At least he was thoughtful enough to let people know in
I get what he's saying. This movie will see the death of at least one hero, and the disbanding of The Avengers, so a happy-cutesy scene at the end wouldn't work. However, there are dozens of ways they could have gone, including a tip-off to one of the upcoming Marvel franchises (how about grabbing Cumberbatch for something ..... anything?). It's the loss of a HUGE opportunity to not have anything to advertise what will come next.

At least he was thoughtful enough to let people know in advance.
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4:59PM on 04/07/2015

Still hope

The Schwarma scene in the last movie was filmed in Mid-April, after the world premier. stuff can happen between now and then
The Schwarma scene in the last movie was filmed in Mid-April, after the world premier. stuff can happen between now and then
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4:56PM on 04/07/2015
Someone commented on the article at EW that everyone liked.

The very end should have Stan Lee playing a janitor cleaning up after the party scene in Stark Towere (or wherever convenient) and as he cleans, he just lifts Thor's Hammer and wipes under it and places it back down. That would be a great end credit scene.

But i am glad he is acknowledging there is not end credit scene. I'll be staying after anyway just in case. The fans dont need much, the Schwarma scene was almost nothing. But
Someone commented on the article at EW that everyone liked.

The very end should have Stan Lee playing a janitor cleaning up after the party scene in Stark Towere (or wherever convenient) and as he cleans, he just lifts Thor's Hammer and wipes under it and places it back down. That would be a great end credit scene.

But i am glad he is acknowledging there is not end credit scene. I'll be staying after anyway just in case. The fans dont need much, the Schwarma scene was almost nothing. But giving the fans something to look forward to is always nice.
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5:06PM on 04/07/2015
Wow my from months ago when they posted that hammer lifting scene was that Dum-E the robot should be cleaning up and do that exact same thing.
Wow my from months ago when they posted that hammer lifting scene was that Dum-E the robot should be cleaning up and do that exact same thing.
4:52PM on 04/07/2015
There'll still be something early in the credits like usual. Notice he says "there is nothing at the VERY end".
There'll still be something early in the credits like usual. Notice he says "there is nothing at the VERY end".
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5:01PM on 04/07/2015
Yeah, the original article mentioned that Marvel will have a post credit scene, but no post-post-credit scene. The first Avengers film had Thanos show up in the middle of the credits, and the diner just before the theater lights turn on.
Yeah, the original article mentioned that Marvel will have a post credit scene, but no post-post-credit scene. The first Avengers film had Thanos show up in the middle of the credits, and the diner just before the theater lights turn on.
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