You throw down $80 on a small bag of popcorn, a (flat) carbonated beverage, and the ticket (give or take a few dollars). You choose a seat, only to be “unseated” by that one couple — with the screaming two-year-old — who sit directly behind you.
Courageously, you fight through the loud yammering to watch the film with an intense glare — not because the feature is that good, but because you are fighting renal failure due to your overflowing bladder.
That’s the routine, but Marvel decided to screw with the system and force people to sit through the credits because there is always a post-credits scene to lure you into the next great Marvel comics movie.
Only Avengers Director Joss Whedon has decided that the latest installment will not have one of those highly anticipated post-credits cliffhangers, as per EW.com:
Writer-director Joss Whedon says there won’t be a post-credits scene in Ultron because he felt there was no way to top the post-battle shawarma scene from the last one. “We all came at it separately—we don’t want to chase that,” Whedon says. “That was a jewel and a weird little quirk. “
“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!’”
No, Mr. Whedon, people want to kill you now because of what you just said.
Since the original Iron Man in 2008, these post-credits scenes have become the “climax” of the movie-going experience.
SPOILER ALERT: This completely sucks out loud.
Inevitable, many Marvel aficionados will blow up Twitter on opening night after sitting through the credits anyway.
The movie will be great, of course, but who knew that ten seconds of footage could lead to 48 hours of bad press?
Whedon certainly knows now.