Marvel movies are famous for including those extra post-credits scenes — one right after the first set that teases what's coming in the next movie (called the mid-credits scene), and one at the very end of the credits (the official post-credits stinger). While they're great to watch, many audiences find it exhaustive waiting through all those credits to be finished, especially when they've already sat through a two-hour-long superhero affair. I know. (We all live super difficult lives.) But the latest word on the next Marvel flick, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, is that there's no need to wait through till the very end because there won't be a post-credits scene in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While Joss Whedon's The Avengers had a fun, short scene revealing Earth's Mightiest Heroes checking out that shawarma joint after the big battle in New York City, the director won't be making another for Age of Ultron. He revealed the happy/disappointing news (depending on how you look at it) during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We all came at it separately," he said of his first post-credits scene, "we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk."
If you need a more blunt answer, it doesn't get more blunt than this:
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!’
That's actually how some of the hardcore Marvelites handle disappointing post-credits scenes, or the lack of them. I remember sitting through 'till the very end of Guardians of the Galaxy to watch that moment between The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and Howard the Duck. Some of the moviegoers around me were hoping for some Avengers 2 teaser, but that wasn't the case, which resulted in an onslaught of cussing and temper tantrums.
But let me be clear, there will be a mid-credits scene: Kevin Feige, the head honcho over at Marvel Studios who produces all the Marvel movies, confirmed this. Some examples of kick-ass mid-credits scenes in the past were the reveal of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the reveal of The Collector and the first mention of the Infinity Stones in Thor: The Dark World, and the debut of Thanos' beautifully smirking face in The Avengers.
We'll presumably we'll be left in a tizzy after the events of Avengers 2, so what could possibly be in store for us this time? Whatever it is, at least we won't have to wait around too long in theaters to find out.