Director Joss Whedon told Entertainment Weekly that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set to break one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most beloved traditions: there will be no post-credits sequence attached to the film.
"There is nothing at the very end. And that's not a fake-out," Whedon explained. "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!'"
Whedon shared how he simply couldn't top the shawarma scene at the end of the first "Avengers" film. "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."
That said, it should be noted that Whedon didn't initially plan out the shawarma scene in "Avengers," either. The cast filmed the scene a week before the movie came out, so there's still time for him to change his mind and sneak something in last minute.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens May 1.