“Jimmy Kimmel Live” hosted the cast of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Monday night, and the show urged audiences via social media to stick around until the very end. Marvel movies are famous for their end credits scenes, so fans knew they would see something good.
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 13, 2015
Kimmel spent his show with Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man). He got the inside scoop on the movie and played "Family Feud" with the “Avengers 2” cast. However, it wasn’t any of the Avengers that appeared in the end clip.
After the credits rolled, the cameras showed Kimmel with Paul Rudd, who will play the titular character in this summer’s “Ant-Man.” Just in case you didn’t know that, Rudd wore a shirt with the film’s logo.
“No post-credits scene,” Kimmel complained.
“That blows,” Rudd responded.
They then decided to trash the set, throwing their snacks, knocking tables over and pushing the couch on its side. They finally stopped after Kimmel pulled down the microphone and Rudd decided he was keeping an art piece.
Watch the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” video below:
Their disgruntled reaction was poking a little bit of fun at “Avengers: Age of Ultron” fans. Director Joss Whedon recently revealed that there would be no post-credits scene in the sequel. He explained that he couldn’t top the 2012 film’s shawarma restaurant scene.
“The first rule of making a sequel is take the best moments and do something else,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the first Marvel film to skip the end credits scene since “Iron Man” in 2008, and audiences will have to wait and see if Rudd’s “Ant-Man” will bring back the tradition.
“Ant-Man” will be released in theaters on July 17.