So, while we’re all big Marvel and MCU fans here, one of the things we love most about them is the credits (weird, right) and the way they lead into the next movie or story. Well, we can knock that right on the head with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Joss Whedon says there was no way to top the shawarma scene from the first Avengers: “We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that. That was a jewel and a weird little quirk.”
Marvel president Kevin Feige adds: “There will be a tag, but there’s not a post-post-credit scene.” The tag is a little epilogue shortly after the credits begin.
Whedon adds: “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!’”
“The first rule of making a sequel,” he adds, “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.”
Feige is also keen to squash those Captain Marvel rumours, saying there is a familiar female character held back for now “It’s not a big deal. But it’s a good character,” he says.
Is the character Black Widow’s teacher, perhaps? Will Linda Cardellini or Julie Delpy be the secret character? Well all know in just a few weeks…
“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
The team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.”
Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Kretschmann, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgard and James Spader.
The Age of Ultron begins in the UK on April 24th, and in the US on May 1st, 2015.