Surprise: There's no surprise coming! Instead, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer/director Joss Whedon just issued a public service announcement, warning fans not to sit through 10 minutes of credits expecting another surprise end scene, ala "Iron Man," the first "Avengers" film, etc. No more restaurant trips for our heroes.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly, "There will be a tag" scene after the credits start, but not a "post-post-credit scene." There's nothing coming at the very end, and it's "not a fake-out," Whedon told EW.

Why didn't they include a final scene this time? Whedon said they tried to come up with something to top or at least match the "Avengers" shawarma, but nothing felt right for what they were doing in "Age of Ultron" (which opens May 1). "We all came at it separately - we don't want to chase that," Whedon says. "That was a jewel and a weird little quirk."

It's disappointing, but also in a way encouraging, since it shows a commitment to quality. They're not just going to do something because it's expected. Then again, an EW commenter named Art offered this possible coda: "The post credits scene should be a shot of Stan Lee, as a janitor, cleaning up the aftermath of the party scene and he nonchalantly picks up Thor's hammer to wipe off the table and simply lays it back down and keeps cleaning!" Maybe good for next time?
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