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The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has confirmed the hit Amazon Prime series will return for a fourth season and credited one of the show’s most graphic scenes to date.
Kripke said in a statement that 'this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success'.
Kripke was of course referring to *that* house party scene, in which Termite (a superhero played by Brett Geddes who has the power to shrink himself) ventures inside a partygoer’s penis before sneezing, pinging back to his normal size and killing the man whose junk he was in.
According to EW, Kripke’s statement read in full: “Speaking for the cast and crew, we're so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more.
“We're thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys' fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we're living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success."
While Kripke is certain the X-rated scene scored his show another season, it’s likely not all viewers will agree. After watching episode one of The Boys’ third season, many took to Twitter to express their disgust.
“Um the Boys season three is…[definitely something]. Why did I need to see the inside of a penis? I could have lived my whole life without seeing that genuinely traumatised," wrote one person, with another echoing: “Not gonna lie my penis still numb after watching the first episode of the boys, that termite scene is really something.”
I just started season 3 of The Boys, without giving much away… this is a man crawling inside the hole of another man’s penis. pic.twitter.com/FfcTRUueXo— Ru (@IdiotPhillyFan) June 3, 2022
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Kripke insisted the surreal 'crawling-into-a-urethra' sequence was not just an attempt to outdo the ridiculousness of any previous moments, but a reflection of what would actually happen if people were gifted superpowers.
He explained: “We really try hard not to get into the game of ‘How do we top ourselves?’.
“I think that’s a trap. You’ll end up with something that’s too bloated, or more importantly, insincere. We always say, ‘Don’t go bigger; go deeper'. In that case, literally.
“What new facet of the character can we reveal, or of the world? This ongoing notion of ‘What would happen if you took superpowers, which are ridiculous, and put them in the real world?'.”
Kripke concluded: “If you had an Ant-Man power, those types of situations would ultimately happen.”
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