WARNING: The following article contains mild spoilers for 'Avengers: Endgame'

There’s no two ways about it: Avengers: Endgame is a long-ass movie. With a runtime of 3 hours and 58 seconds, it’s easily the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given that, and the fact that large stretches of the movie are all action and all important, punters heading into the movie have been facing a rather unique issue: Just when the hell is the best time to take a piss?

It’s a burning question. 181 minutes is a hell of a long time to nurse a bladder full of overpriced cinema post-mix. When’s the right time to make a mad dash for the loo? How can you possibly time a bathroom break while minimising the amount of missed important scenes?

Unfortunately for us, we’re not living in select European countries like Italy or Israel, where the film is being distributed with a very civil intermission in the middle.

And while some heroes on Twitter are recommending you arm yourself with steel bladders…

…the question remains, how does one successfully bleed the lizard during Endgame without stitching themselves right up?

Fortunately, salvation is at hand, thanks to the brave souls who endured the entire length of the film and discovered the ideal piss break moments.

Goes without saying but there’s some mild SPOILERS at hand here. If you’re touchy about that kind of thing, now might be the time to excuse yourselves.

As it turns out, there’s three – possibly four, if you’re keen – moments during Endgame where peeing is advisable. That’s the good news. The bad news is they all come in roughly the first half of the movie.

As pointed out on Twitter, the main three pee break points during the movie are immediately after the San Francisco title card appears, the extended scene featuring some of the Avengers eating lunch, and immediately after the New Jersey title card appears.

There’s also an additional, slightly riskier, opportunity to hang a slash a little over an hour into the movie when Tony Stark and Pepper Potts have a conversation, but that’s a character-building moment that some fans might not be too keen to skip.

The last hour and a bit of the movie, though, is all go. So if you don’t want to miss anything, you’ll just have to hold it until the credits.

Or, alternatively, you could simply take Paul Rudd‘s advice and piss into an empty popcorn bucket.

The choice is yours, really.