Avengers: Endgame is an incredibly tight film, and at three hours, it’s the longest MCU film ever. So when’s the best time to pee if you loaded up on liquids before or during the movie? Here are our votes for when to make that super speedy run to the bathroom during the 22nd Marvel movie.
Our sister sites GameSpot and Comicbook.com have a few more ideas too, but we’re all aligned on one thing: Do not leave your seat if you’re two hours in. Just tough it out or you’ll miss something huge.
Note that these suggestions aren’t as scientific as understanding the quantum realm. They’re just decent times to go if you really have to (those do exist, despite what Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige says). Because in truth, there really is no good time to pee after the first half of the movie, so just ride that wave till the credits crawl.
When the San Francisco title card comes on screen
If you made the crucial mistake of not peeing before the film, you won’t miss much if you duck out now. This Ant-Man segment is about 30 minutes into the film and is mostly just Scott connecting dots the audience already knows.
When Hulk is having lunch
This scene is just over an hour into the film, and while it’s amusing, missing it isn’t a dealbreaker (in fact, you may escape some cringe-y silly moments). The next 10 to 15 minutes after this scene is the safest window to empty your bladder.
When the New Jersey title card comes on screen
There are no good spots to pee in the last hour of this film.
We repeat, there are no good spots to pee during the last hour of this film. So if your bladder’s at the end of its rope, pee now! This segment is your last decent opportunity for a bathroom break. While it’s filled with nostalgia, you won’t be missing any real conflict and it’s fairly easy to fill in the blanks. Plus, if you pee fast enough, you’ll probably catch the tale end of the segment.
Or just take Paul Rudd’s advice for your bathroom breaks:
We’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend in case we “accidentally” discover another appropriate time to go — and let us know if you find a better time. Later, we can also include what you missed during those scenes, but for now, we don’t want to spoil anything too big.
Avengers: Endgame is the biggest movie of the year, poised to break box office records as it begins opening around the world. Stay tuned for more on CNET about the movie itself, the MCU, and what you need to know about Endgame’s credits.