(There are a couple of spoilers regarding the credits scenes in previously released Marvel films below so if, for some reason you haven’t seen these films yet, consider yourself warned.)
Our friends at io9.com brought this to our attention and we felt we had to share it with all of you, too.
The films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – from the first Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy – have all had mid and post-credit sequences of some sort. They’ve either been a treat for fans or a fun way to tease events in upcoming films (for example, the mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that introduced audiences to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch). The post-credits scenes generally veer towards the former but they’ve at least been something to look forward to.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, however, director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige want fans to know they shouldn’t expect that last stinger at the very end.
“There will be a tag,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige clarifies. That is, there will be a short, epilogue-like scene that pops up shortly after the credits start. “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 bitch! I’ll kill them!’”
We’re not naive. We know some of you aren’t going to buy this and you’re going to wait through the whole credits in case they’re lying (or you’re the kind of purist who sits through the credits out of principle, which is totally cool). But, you can’t say you weren’t warned.