With superheroes as prevalent as they are in society, it’s no wonder shows like The Boys not only exist but continue to thrive. The Amazon Studios original series is a brutal, violent, and lewd satirical tale about superheroes and how they are viewed by society at large. Turns out they weren’t great either.
The main bad guy in this work is the villain who took on Superman named Homelander. The third season of The Boy even has a different riff on Captain America to look forward to.
The series of episodes has just begun releasing, and half of them are currently available for fans to watch. Apart from countless surprising moments, there is one in the first episode that features an unexpected cameo Charlize Theron, who may look familiar to those who have seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
So which came first?
In an interview with Variety, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actress Charlize Theron commented on what Marvel thinks of her who has also made a cameo as a superhero at Amazon Studios’ The Boys.
Theron revealed how The Boys executive producer Seth Rogen asked him a while back that he would “lay down the broken glass for the man and all his partners:”
“Seth [Rogen, ‘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.”
It turns out that Theron had shot The Boys cameo first before making her way over to the Doctor Strange sequel with star Benedict Cumberbatch. She continued, mentioning how she “was very transparent” with Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige about her alternate cameo and that they thought it was “great”:
“I was very transparent, and they were just like, ‘ This is great’… I mean, [‘The Boys’ is] a satire. I think there’s room for everything, and it doesn’t mean anything other than people are interested in these kind of worlds right now.”
Many fans thought it quite a funny coincidence that Charlize Theron ended up having a superhero cameo in two different projects within weeks from each other. Out of the two, it’s the Marvel one which looks like it’ll have an actual future.