Considering the fact that superheroes have become so popular in today’s world, it’s no surprise that a show like The Boys exists and thrives. This show from Amazon Studios is a harsh, violent, and profane satire drama about superheroes and how society perceives them. Homelander, an evil version of Superman, is the primary antagonist in the film. A fresh batch of episodes has just begun to be broadcast, with half of them already accessible for streaming by fans. Despite the several unexpected events, the one in the first episode was the biggest one. It included Charlize Theron in a surprise cameo. Here’s what Theron had to say about his appearance on the show:
All the superhero appearances of Charlize Theron:
If you’re wondering why Theron seems so familiar, it’s because this isn’t her first time as a superhero. Remember Clea from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the post-credit scene? That is, after all, our Theron! This talented actress discussed what Marvel thinks of her appearance as a superhero in Amazon Studios’ The Boys in a conversation with Variety. “Seth [The Boys’ executive producer] asked me a while back, and I will lay my body over broken glass for that guy and all of his partners at Point Gray, I absolutely love them, and we look after each other… I love the show. I think it’s really smart”. Additionally, it has been revealed that Theron filmed her appearance in The Boys first, before moving on to the Doctor Strange movie with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Marvel Studios’ reaction to Theron’s The Boys cameo:
It’s not surprising that Marvel didn’t have any objections to Charlize appearing in The Boys before Doctor Strange. The artists at Marvel actually tend to be a lot more adaptable than the average studio superiors. Maybe, the scenario could have been different if she had played Homelander or Stormfront. However, even then, Marvel Studios might not have trouble considering the two characters as entirely different acts. During an interview, Theron added that she was completely open about her other appearance with Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige and that they both thought it was fantastic. Anyway, the Marvel cameo appears to have a more promising future than the other.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now running in cinemas, while The Boys is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.