The Boys Season 3 Brings Ant-Man Fighting Thanos Theory to Life (Yes, That One)


Eric Kripke from “The Boys” has finally revealed the Season 3 premiere’s most surprising scene was directly inspired by one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular fan theories. The first episode of “The Boys” season 3 titled “Payback,” headlines a Termite played by Brett Geddes, who is skillful in shrinking himself down to the size of an insect.

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Well, unlike Ant-man, Termite uses these powers to enter a man’s penis to satisfy him sexually. However, Termite often sneezes, causing him to suddenly return to full size, which results in terribly exploding the man from the inside out.


The Boys Season 3 Boss Reveals the ‘Thanus’ Theory, a Grossest Scene

Eric Kripke talks about The Boys season 3 meme-worthy scene
Eric Kripke talks about The Boys season 3 meme-worthy scene

Recently Eric Kripke sat in an interview with Variety and talked about a few things.

“Craig Rosenberg wrote the script and deserves most of the blame for it.”

“These evolve in a writers’ room and the evolution of that sequence started with, ‘We need The Boys to fight a superhero.’ So then we ask, ‘What big superhero haven’t we done yet?’ Someone says, ‘We haven’t done Ant-Man.’ And then someone else says, ‘There’s that meme of Ant-Man climbing up Thanos’ butt and blowing him up. So we should do that. We should give the audience the thing that Marvel can’t give to them.”

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He recalled:

“Then someone else raises their hand, hilariously, and says, Didn’t we already do an ass explosion?”

“Which we did, in Season 1, with Translucent, which is hilarious.” The showrunner concluded, “And so, once you take butts off the table, there’s really only so many orifices you can go in. And it was Craig who mounted that argument. He’s like, ‘Look, the mouth isn’t funny and the butt has been done.’ So we’re going to blaze some new trail through the eye of the needle, as it were. And it was so funny.”

Avengers Endgame 'Thanus' theory inspired by Ant-man
Avengers Endgame ‘Thanus’ theory inspired by Ant-man

He surely refers to the notorious “Thanus” theory, which gained great attention as a meme before the release of the 2019 Marvel Studios film Avengers: Endgame. The theory conveys that the hero Scott Lang aka Ant-Man could win against the powerful supervillain Thanos by shape-shifting to the size of an ant, climbing inside his anus, and then turning to full size.


The first three episodes of The Boys Season 3 are now streaming on Prime Video. New episodes will be streamed on Friday, July 8.

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Written by Shreeparna Das