'[The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035)' never gave us the post-credit scene that we were all hoping to see: the reveal of Spider-Man in the MCU! Yeah, someone went out and got the internet all in a hizzy when they created a poorly edited window cleaning scene with Spider-Man in the background, it was obvious that this was not the real thing, but people still took the bait.
But why didn't we get any post-credit scene at the end of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'? Marvel Studios are the kings of post-credit teases to help build hype and get people revved up for the next installment in their ever-growing universe. Well, if you watch schmoesknow on youtube at all (I love those guys), one of their frequent guests, the hostess of DC All Access, Tiffany Smith, proposed an idea as to why this was the case. What she said was spot on to my own speculations:
"I think they were going to try and have it at the end of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and I think that it didn't happen quite quick enough and that's why there was no post credits scene. They were like 'we're not just going to throw something on the end of it'..." ~Tiffany Smith
This makes complete and total sense to me and pretty much sums up what I believe to be true concerning the lack of Spider-Man in the Avengers post-credit scene.
So I want to take this time to explain exactly how I would bring Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Here it goes:
The camera focuses on the distant skyline of New York City, the Avengers tower is rising high among all the other skyscrapers in the distance. The camera then pans down and to the left to reveal a humble little neighborhood in Queens. As the camera focuses on a single, two story-house, we hear the faint buzzing of alarm clock. The scene cuts to a zoomed in shot of the alarm clock blaring it's red numbers reading "7:00"
After a few seconds of the obnoxious beeping, we see a hand flop next to the clock and miss the "Snooze" button.
The hand pats once again, trying to reach it but fails, the attempts to silence the alarm become so annoying that the reaching hand begins to impatiently smack at the clock and accidentally knocks the clock off the nightstand. The alarm is silenced by the crash to the floor and the hand slinks back to it's lifeless position.
But then a woman's voice calls from somewhere in the house:
Woman: "Time for school!"
We hear the moan of a teenage boy who is not so excited to start his day. The camera never veers away from its original position and we see the covers on the bed rustle and then sleep-pant covered legs sling themselves over the side of the bed and the boy rests his head in his hands, everything moves so perfectly though that we don't get to see more than a mere glimpse of the boy's face.
The next shot pans to the young boy from behind as he stands in front of the bathroom sink as he brushes his teeth. The back of his head perfectly positioned to block us from seeing his face in the mirror's reflection. The camera is slowly drawing closer to the boy as he spits and rinses his mouth out, but once again, another cut just as the boy is about to turn and face the camera.
We then see a series of quick cuts as the boy opens his closet to remove a shirt, then we see him slip his feet into his shoes and begin to tie them. After that we see him stuff some school books, one of them being an obvious assignment for his History class called The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters by James M. McPherson (an obvious allusion to next year's Captain America: Civil War movie) as well as several other books like The World As I See It by Albert Einstein and A Spider's World: Senses and Behavior by Friedrich G. Barth.
The next camera becomes fixated on the staircase in the small house. Next to the staircase we see a table decorated with a few flowers in a vase next to a picture of an older man smiling. We see an older woman rushing by and set a brown paper sack on the table next to the picture as she calls up the stairs:
Woman: "You're going to be late!"
She then rushes back towards the way she came and hear some rustling as she puts on her coat and grabs her purse. The boy rushes down the stairs but he's moving to fast that we still don't get the best look at his face. He goes and we hear the two talking:
Woman: "If you don't get a move on, you're going to miss the bus."
Boy: "You worry too much, I'll be fine."
Woman: "Alright, but I better not be receiving any calls about you being late for class on your first day back to school since everything happened."
Boy: "I won't be late, I promise."
Woman: "Oh, look at the time, I have to go to work! Have a good day, honey."
We hear the smacking sound of a woman kissing someone on the cheek and see the woman rush by in a hurry and we hear the front door open. She calls out one more time before shutting the door:
Woman: "Peter, don't forget your lunch!"
Peter: "I won't!"
The door shuts as the woman leaves the house and we see the boy rush by as well and we hear the door open and shut again. The camera, has still never moved from it's position facing the staircase. The door opens again and we hear sound like "THWIP" as we see a thin web streak across the screen and land on the brown paper sack and then yanked off the table in a flash.
Then the screen goes black. End scene.
There you have it, that's how I would introduce Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I really like the idea of it never showing who the actor truly is, but just identifying him as Spider-Man just by the "THWIP" to me was a cool idea. I also liked the hints of who he was and what's to come by having the Albert Einstein book as well as the spider book provide obvious hints as to who the teenager is, even though we never see him and I also liked the foreshadowing of Civil War by having him be in a phase at school of learning about the historic war.
But I thought this would be a fun tease to see and get people hyped up. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments section below!