7 Opportunities to Take a Bathroom Break During ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Whatever it takes ... to pee during 'Endgame'.


Marvel isn’t messing around anymore. Avengers: Endgame is three hours long, and despite some wishful thinking, there’s no intermission to take a bathroom break or refill on popcorn.

As the finale of an 11-year saga, it would have been easy to create an overstuffed story, but surprisingly, Avengers: Endgame is a lean three hours. It’s dense, enjoyable, and has less fluff than movies half its length. So you probably won’t be able to pull yourself away, but on the off-chance that you absolutely need to empty your bladder right now (or, more likely, your kid does), we’re here to help.

After seeing Avengers: Endgame, the Inverse entertainment team is collaborating on a list of optimal bathroom breaks throughout the movie. Below, find a list of the seven best least-terrible opportunities to duck out for a few minutes, listed by when they appear in Endgame, from first to last.

Warning: Very light spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.

The Very First Scene

If the need to relieve yourself hits just as the previews are ending, the very first scene of Avengers: Endgame is skippable. It features Hawkeye and his family pre-Snap, and, well, you can guess where it’s going. It’s a well-shot and edited sequence, but from a story perspective, not that important.

— Eric Francisco

Ant-Man in San Francisco

As soon as the “San Francisco” title card appears on screen, you should feel free to duck out for a few minutes. This scene, which also happens pretty early on in the movie, doesn’t do very much. It’s lacking Paul Rudd’s trademark humor and really only matters if you somehow forget how Infinity War ended.

— Jake Kleinman

Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) as Hawkeye/Ronin in 'Avengers: Endgame'.

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Hawkeye in Japan

You can also skip Hawkeye’s entire sequence in Japan because it’s kind of culturally problematic and not that exciting. Black Widow finds Hawkeye in Japan. Boom, I just saved you five minutes of Hawkeye standing in the rain.

— Eric Francisco

Quantum Realm Test Run

Hawkeye’s quantum test run is pretty skippable. It’s exactly what you think it might be and does nothing narratively. When Tony shows up and we finally see those white suits from the Avengers: Endgame trailers, that’s your queue to duck out for a bathroom break. If you hear Tony call Rocket “Ratchet,” you’ve already waited too long.

— Corey Plante

Avengers Brainstorming Session

Watching the Avengers sit around, eat Chinese takeout, and come up with a plan to beat Thanos is a lot of fun, but it’s not exactly unskippable. This is a long scene, so stick around for the scene where Thor recounts his run-in with the reality stone in Dark World (trust me, it’s hilarious). Then feel free to take a quick break.

— Corey Plante

Asgard in 'Thor: The Dark World'


Thor in Asgard

This is probably your last decent opportunity to sneak out for a quick bathroom break without missing anything too incredible. This scene does feature some pretty great dialogue, but it also revisits what’s universally considered to be the worst Marvel movie ever (Thor: The Dark World), so pick your battles, I guess. Just don’t take too long because the last thing to happen in Asgard is extremely awesome and matters a lot later on.

— Jake Kleinman


Ok, so this will be controversial, but I’d argue that you can skip the scene on Vormir (the spooky planet where the Soul Stone was held). You will miss some pretty important plot points, but most of these will be revisited a few more times. The real issue with Avengers: Endgame’s Vormir scene is that while it’s supposed to be one of the most emotional parts of the movie, it falls flat due to some mediocre acting/directing. — Jake Kleinman

The Credits

There’s no post-credits scene, so if you’ve been holding it in, you should feel free to make a dash for the bathroom just as soon as the credits start to roll. Congrats, you made it!

— Jake Kleinman

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, but most theaters are showing it tonight.