The post-credits “shawarma restaurant” scene at the end of The Avengers was quite brilliant, but thankfully Joss Whedon says there will not be a repeat of anything like this in Avengers: Age of Ultron. I say thankfully because sitting through ten minutes of credits for a brief tease or clip can be rather annoying (I know no one forces me to do it, but I feel compelled to watch it!)
I would rather something came during the credits, instead of right at the end, so Whedon has thankfully confirmed that Avengers: Age of Ultron will NOT have anything at the end of the credits, but will contain a special scene during the credits.
He confirmed the news to EW, stating:
“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!’”
He then discussed the classic shawarma moment:
“We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
“It didn’t seem to lend itself in the same way, and we wanted to be true to what felt right. 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.”
New TV spot:
While we have your attention for all things Avengers, here’s a brand new TV spot with new footage:
Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2:
Marvel have also confirmed something we already knew (but now Marvel have made it official). The Russo Brothers will be taking over from Joss Whedon and directing the next two Avengers films.
Here’s the official word from Marvel:
As anticipation and excitement build to a fever pitch for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the blockbuster sequel to the third-largest movie of all time, Marvel is proud to announce Joe and Anthony Russo will join the franchise as the directors of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.”
The Russo brothers first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” one of the top-grossing film’s from 2014, and are currently preparing to shoot Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The third film in the Captain America franchise will bring the classic storyline from the comics to life pitting Cap (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), as well as introducing Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with actor Chadwick Boseman ahead of his own film later in Phase 3.
Before stepping behind the camera for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War,” the Russo brothers served as Executive Producers and directors for many TV series, including “Community” and “Happy Endings.” Joe and Anthony earned a Primetime Emmy award for their work directing the pilot episode of the cult-hit “Arrested Development” series. Their film debut was “Welcome to Collinwood”, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.