The Avengers cast have advice to get through their 3 hour movie: ‘wear a diaper’

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The only thing I like better than Avengers movies is Avengers promotion and it’s Avengers Promotion Season so yay for me! Us, yay for us. On Monday, four Avengers popped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johannsson, Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd. They were as charming as we’ve come to expect (and as their paychecks require them to be). They chatted about their matching Avengers tattoos, their birthday gifts, the fabled Black Widow movie and exactly what it will take to get through their three-hour epic:

The comments at the 3:45 mark:

It’s a three-hour movie. I know you can’t reveal any of the plot details but what’s the best time to go to the bathroom?

Scarlett: Well, Mark said that you should wear a diaper. Then you don’t have to go. But then you’re sitting in your own urine, so…

Paul: Well not having seen the film, I would say, get one of those giant tubs of popcorn, and then just like, lower under the seat, in the middle of the movie, and then you don’t have to get up.

Okay, so definitely don’t do Paul’s thing. This is something on my mind, though. I posited the idea on Twitter that maybe those who saw Endgame opening weekend suggest potty-break scenes instead of spoilers. Maybe they could put a bell sound in the movie for when Marvel thinks we should go, like recess. And yes, I realize that when to use the restroom maybe shouldn’t be the main focus of the new Avengers movie but hey, I’m a planner, what can I say? By the way, I love Scarlett’s Go-Go look, except for the black nylons and silver sparkly shoes. I love the shoes themselves, just not with black nylons. And holy haircuts, Hemsworth is working hard to make me forget he’s doing that stupid Hulk Hogan movie – me-ow.

It’s promo time so the gang’s been making many stops. Last week, along with Brie Larson and Jeremy Renner, they swung by one of the boss’ houses, Disney’s California Adventure, to launch the new charity, The Avengers Universe Unites. They presented Children’s Hospital with a $5M check. Kimmel brought it up the segment because it obviously meant a lot to him since his son Billy’s life was saved at Children’s Hospital. Hemsworth told a story of sticking snickers in his daughter India’s shoes so she would meet the height requirement to be able to ride the former Tower of Terror (now Guardian’s of the Galaxy) ride. For those who don’t know, it’s a drop ride. You go up several stories in a bench-like elevator and they drop you repeatedly (it’s terrifying, but such a rush). Obviously the height requirements are there for the riders’ safety and little India just about flew out of her seat. Fortunately, Thor is her dad, and everyone is fine. I can’t judge Hemsworth too much because I did the same damn thing (not the Snickers but cheated the height requirement) with my daughter on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios. I didn’t have to catch her from flying out of her seat, but it scared her so bad that to this day, she will complain about how I ruined her childhood. Although, granted, she has kind of a laundry list of reasons by now.

I swear, I’ll miss Avengers promotion more than the actual movies. April 26th, y’all!

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I legit wondered about that. I have to make sure I don’t drink anything during the movie so I don’t have to pee! So excited to see this movie!

    • SNAP says:

      What ever happpened to “intermission”? They could have one after each hour of movie so people can refill their refreshments and go potty!

      • Amy Tennant says:

        I was coming here to say this! We totally need to bring back intermission and make it a thing again with these blockbusters. I’ve been saying that since LOTR. The theaters should love it for the extra concessions revenue. I don’t know why they don’t. Are they afraid people will walk out? They already have their money!

      • Snazzy says:

        So where I live some of the theatres have an intermission — they had one in Captain Marvel for example. But the lineups are long anyway, so you’d miss the beginning of the second half. I’m just gonna do what Norma Desmond is suggesting below, nothing 2 hours before and preventative pees before leaving home and when first getting to the movie !

      • Lady D says:

        Our drive-in has intermission, with drive-in commercials from the fifties.

    • Salted Watermelon says:

      I’m 5 months pregnant, and I just texted this article to tell my husband that I probably will have to wear Depends.

      The sad thing is that when I’m not pregnant, I have excellent bladder control and would have no problem sitting through a 3 hour movie. But this baby is using my bladder as a trampoline or something.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        I was pregnant during one of the Lord of the Rings movies. I remember I had to take potty breaks. 🙁

      • Red32 says:

        I was 7 months pregnant with twins when I saw Captain America the Winter Soldier and made the mistake of getting a giant strawberry lemonade (I love those drink machines). Somehow I made it through the whole movie without getting up lol I was so worried about missing something.

    • Norma Desmond says:


      I’m with you, and I go an extra mile: I stop drinking 2 hous before the movie, take a pee before living home, then right before getting into the theater, and never, EVER, drink soda during the movie (just water, halfway movie).

      What drives me insane is that 9 ou of 10 people will buy the extra large jumbo soda, and 30 mins in, they’ll be poping and walking in front of the screen!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Don’t drink anything for an hour before either

  2. SM says:

    3 hours? They are crazy. Not that I can’t hold urine in for 3 hours but 3 hours of superhero movie…ugh…too much

    • Yvette says:

      SM, I’m pretty sure when I bought my ticket online the running time was listed as 3 hrs 25 mins. 😉

  3. Maya says:

    Indian movies are long and we always get a 10 minute breaks here in UK.

    Hopefully UK will do the same for Endgame.

  4. BlueSky says:

    I am really going to have to watch my fluid intake during this movie. I’m going to the 6:30 show on 4/25. I had already planned to get there an hour early in anticipation of trying to find parking and the line at the concession stand.

  5. Miss M says:

    I have been thinking about that. I will probably not drink anything in the first half and still need a break. Lol

  6. Prettykrazee says:

    There’s an app named Run Pee that gives you the best times to have your potty break. I used to use it all the time. It used to be free with ads. They revamped it and now they charge you for the info. So if you really need to know when to go it will most likely be worth it to pay.

  7. Helonearth says:

    Years ago when I was a child all films had a 20 minute break half way through. All cinemas had plenty of loos and you were encouraged to get up as they turned on the lights and reminded people what was available, food and drink wise.

    They should bring this back for any movie over 2 hours.

  8. CharliePenn says:

    There is no movie on earth good enough for me to want to sit for THREE HOURS staring at it. Nope. Movies need to get over themselves. I get antsy as hell after 90 minutes.
    To me there’s more skill in a well edited movie than a movie that just goes on and on and on.

  9. Miss M says:

    “I love Scarlett’s Go-Go look, except for the black nylons and silver sparkly shoes.”
    I agree, Hecate. The black nylons must go.
    Yes, you are not alone. I will miss the promotion too!

  10. Lightpurple says:

    The last 3 hour film I saw in a theater was Wolf of Wall Street. I anticipate this one will be far more enjoyable.

    I like Scarlet’s dress but I think she would have been a lot more comfortable in something else. She clearly is spending her entire time on that couch struggling to keep herself covered.

  11. Case says:

    There are plenty of 3+ hour movies. Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King both beat this runtime by a good 20 minutes and I was fine during both, and there are plenty of other movies that are similarly long. I’m confused why people are acting like this is a new and ridiculous thing. *shrugs* I just won’t get a drink at the concession stand.

  12. Norma Desmond says:

    What about Scarlett’s wig? I don’t know if she was reaching for “Adele in Concert” or Brigitte Bardot, but she got Dolly Parton to me.

  13. ShockandAwwww says:

    I wouldn’t waste my money for an experience where I can’t even use the toilet.

    Actual *films* of this length include an intermission. So maybe they just need to, ya know, take a break from the very important plotlines…

    Yeah, no. These movies are dumb af. And this interview just confirmed why I can’t stomach any of these people.

  14. Darla says:

    I can have a soda with popcorn and still make it through this with no problem, usually. I hope this isn’t an exception! I mean, sometimes it does happen, but for the most part I am like a camel and do not need to urinate often.

  15. Chef Grace says:

    For me it is my rheumatoid arthritis. Sitting hurts. I will pay extra for the XD seating. Chairs are great. Hey I made it through Captain Marvel. My bladder did not fail LOL

  16. Anastasia says:

    I’m a teacher. I can go 8-9 hours, no problem. 🙂

  17. bobslaw says:

    Thank God Scarlett grew out her Barbara Bush haircut. That was hideous. That’s all I have to offer.

  18. BANANIE says:

    What’s worst are the people who choose to go to the bathroom during fight scenes/dramatic/key scenes, etc., then come back to the theater and loudly whisper to their friends about what they missed! It’s so rude. If they wanted to know, they should have stayed — or they’re welcome to ask later.