For years now, Marvel fans have known to stick around after the credits of movies to catch a bonus post-credits clip. It has become a cherished tradition as the comic book company’s movies have exploded over the last 10 years to dominate the box office. But when the highly anticipated “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits the theaters on May 1, fans waiting for the extra scene might be sorely disappointed.
According to Entertainment Weekly, there will be no bonus clip after the credits of the blockbuster sequel. This will make “Age of Ultron” the first Marvel movie since “Iron Man” in 2008 to skip the tradition.
“There is nothing at the very end. And that’s not a fake-out,” director Joss Whedon told EW. “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!’”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige assured fans that there will be a tag after the credits – a short clip acting as a fun epilogue – but not a long bonus scene of the sort that viewers have become accustomed to in the past seven years of Marvel movies.
Why is Marvel skipping the post-credits scene? Apparently, no one could come up with something worthy enough to follow the famous shawarma scene from the first “Avengers" movie.
In 2012’s “The Avengers,” after defeating Loki (Tom Hiddleston), an exhausted Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) suggested the whole Avengers crew take a break and get something to eat at a nearby shawarma restaurant. After the movie’s credits, fans were surprised to see a minute-long bonus scene where the Avengers ate at a shawarma spot – torn apart by the movie’s climactic battle – in total silence. The scene quickly became a fan-favorite moment for the franchise.
Watch a fan edit of the scene and its setup from the movie below:
“We all came at it separately. We don’t want to chase that,” Whedon said of the decision not to try to top the shawarma scene. “That was a jewel and a weird little quirk. “
So, there will be no post-credits scene when “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” premieres on May 1, but don't be surprised if some diehard fans wait it out anyway.
Watch the trailer for "Age of Ultron" below: