Avengers: Endgame is three hours long – a test for those with weak bladders. We meet the man who knows when to dash for the loos without missing any crucial action
When the three-hour running time of Avengers: Endgame was confirmed a few months ago, some Marvel fans were wetting themselves at the prospect, or at least worrying that they might. The question was when the average cinemagoer – one whose resolve has not been strengthened by exposure to the lengthier works of Béla Tarr or Jacques Rivette – could expect to spend a penny, especially if he or she had already spent a fortune on an extra-large Sprite. It was enough to make grown bladders weep. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, announced that Avengers: Endgame was going to be one of those movies in which “you just don’t ever find a good time to run out to the bathroom”.
Then again, Feige hasn’t met Dan Gardner, the 52-year-old creator of RunPee, an app that has become indispensable for anyone caught short during a long film. At the risk of turning the whole thing into a weeing contest, Gardner posted a philosophical response to Feige’s statement: “There is always time to pee,” he said.
Flicky leaks: when should you pee during long films?