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Charlize Theron Reveals How Marvel Reacted To Her Cameo In The Boys

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "The Boys" both deal with superheroes, they couldn't be more different from each other. One is a family-friendly franchise that presents its crusaders as symbols of honor, justice, and hope. The other is an ultra-violent and unhinged satire that portrays superheroes in a murkier light, to say the least. Both entities are brilliant in their own right, but MCU fans shouldn't get their hopes up about characters from "The Boys" joining the franchise and tainting its squeaky clean image.

That said, "The Boys" and Marvel do have one thing in common, and that's the presence of Charlize Theron. Prior to her cameo appearance in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," she made an appearance on "The Boys" as Stormfront during the debut episode of "The Boys'" third season. The episode in question features an unforgettable scene in which a certain body part explodes, and let's just say that it's more shocking than Marvel's Thanos butt theory. But how did Kevin Feige and his Marvel colleagues feel about their franchise's latest A-list performer starring on a show that skewers superhero blockbusters?

The Boys didn't ruin Charlize Theron's good standing with Marvel

Charlize Theron opened up about her decision to appear on "The Boys" during a recent interview with Variety. The performer revealed that she agreed to star on the Amazon series as she loves working with the show's executive producer, Seth Rogen, as well as his colleagues at Point Grey Pictures. Furthermore, she's also a fan of the series and praised it for being "really smart."

According to Theron, she had already filmed her part for "The Boys" when Kevin Feige called to offer her the role of Clea in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." She made it clear from the start that she'd guest-starred on the controversial Amazon series, but Marvel's head honcho didn't mind at all. "I was very transparent, and they were just like, 'This is great,'" she recalled. "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 kinds of worlds right now."