Rumors about the Avengers: Endgame running time have circulated the Internet for months. Speculation was that it would be longer than any of the 21 previously released Marvel Studios movies. Guesstimates ranged from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes. The Russo brothers confirmed the film was going to clock in at 3 hours and 2 minutes. Fans were far from surprised.
If anything, fans appear to be thrilled with the movie’s length. Fans hope that what unfolded in Infinity War will get resolved in Endgame and hopefully this run time allows for that. However, a 3 hour plus running time poses a more important question. How am I going to survive 3 hours without going to the bathroom?
Well stop your worrying! Several of the Avengers actors themselves, and of course yours truly, have survival suggestions for you.
Surviving Endgame 3 hour run time requires planning!
On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Paul Rudd appeared alongside some of his fellow Avengers: Endgame costars. When asked by the host what a good time to head to the bathroom was, Ant-Man himself suggested this: “Oh boy,” Rudd begins. “Well, not having seen the film, I would say get one of those giant tubs of popcorn and then just like lower it under the seat in the middle of the movie, and then you don’t have to get up.” This is pretty gross and I am going to guess that the movie goer next to you might not appreciate your ingenuity. I’d probably pass on this advice during Endgame.
Mark Ruffalo also gave his advice on Good Morning America, stating “Bring a box of Kleenex and a diaper.” The Hulk actor’s advice would definitely keep you from needing to get up and miss any of the action. While his solution would solve the problem, it also means you would be spending half the movie sitting in your own urine (at least I hope that is all you’d be sitting in). Again, probably not the direction I’m personally going to go.
For me, getting through a 2-hour movie without a bio break after guzzling down a 40+ ounce soda is a miracle in and of itself. So, what solutions exist for me that do not involve public urination and sitting in my own filth? I plan on trying the bathroom-break app, RunPee. RunPee is a mobile app that recommends the best times to get up and answer nature’s call during a movie. While this solution may not work for those seeing the film on opening night, for the rest of us it may be just what the bladder ordered!