It’s common knowledge to anyone who has seen a Marvel film over the past several years that you should remain seated when the credits start to roll because there will be a scene after the credits. The after credits scenes began with ‘Iron Man’ when Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) came to talk to Tony Stark about the Avengers Initiative.
So it should come as no surprise that there is a credits scene in Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’ which comes out this weekend. But what fans may not know is that there are actually two credit sequences on this one!
The first sequence takes place about halfway into the credits and reveals… no… I won’t spoil it for you, but rest assured that it is awesome! Then, after the entirety of the credits roll, there is a second scene. What’s more interesting is that this second scene was added to the North American prints of the film so no one has seen it yet… not even all the folks that got advance screenings.
So what does this second scene entail? I’ll tell you. Of course, if you don’t want to know, don’t scroll down past this huge spoiler box.
Okay… the second ending isn’t quite as awesome as the mid-credits scene that reveals the villain for ‘Avengers 2’ (and I still won’t spoil that for you), but it does put a fitting end to the film.
During the movie, Tony Stark makes an offhand comment to the team that he knows of a good shwarma place nearby. The final scene closes this comment out as it shows the Avengers sitting around a table (above) eating some of the aforementioned shwarma. There no dialog and no hints as to any new Avengers or anything cool like that. I’m betting that this was the “extra scene” that Robert Downey Jr. commented on a couple of weeks ago.
Either way… Avengers Assemble!