gq.com – Of the many trenchant insights in The Boys— Amazon’s violent, brilliant superhero satire, which premieres its third season this week—my favorite is this: In the real world, the line between superheroism and celebrity would be indistinguishable.
None of the show’s many superheroes (who acquired their powers after being randomly injected with a scientifically-developed serum when they were babies) moonlights as a billionaire playboy, or churns out newspaper copy for the Daily Planet. In The Boys, working as a superhero isn’t about being a do-gooder. It’s about netting good coverage for the megacorporation that employs you, whose needs matter much more than, say, saving the world. In the end, super-strength or super-speed are no match for super-capitalism, which is why the show’s “supes,” as they’re known, are always surrounded by a small army of publicists ensuring they stay on message.
The parallels to real-life stardom are not lost on the show’s actual stars. “All these people that we worship, are they really happy? Are they secure? Do they really love each other as much as they do on red carpets?” says Laz Alonso, who plays Mother’s Milk, a member of the titular vigilante group that battles the supes.
No character embodies that tension more completely than Homelander, the superpowered sociopath who serves as the dark heart of The Boys. “Isolation is the natural byproduct of power,” says Antony Starr, the native New Zealander who’s riveting and terrifying in the role. Even Homelander’s fellow superheroes are afraid of him.
And they should be. Homelander is basically Superman, if he didn’t care about truth or justice. He does believe in the American Way, though not as the Man of Steel would define it: Homelander’s pettiness, cruelty, and all-encompassing narcissism makes him a quintessential Ugly American, spewing his insecurities across the globe. He never grows because he can’t. “He can literally fly away from his problems, or laser them away,” says Starr. “And it’s a complete curse, because ultimately [facing your problems] is what forges character.”
Written by admin on June 01 2022
Written by admin on March 12 2022
Today on March 12, 2022, Chace and the cast of The Boys attended the “The Boys” are Back! Inside Prime Video’s Hit Series Panel during SXSW Conference and Festival. Pictures from both the arrivals and the panel have been added to the gallery. If you missed it, the first teaser trailer for season 3 of The Boys was released and can also be viewed below. Make sure you mark your calendars since the show comes back June 8, 2022.
Update: Pictures of Chace attending the Variety Studio at SXSW 2022 and Prime Video SXSW 2022 have been added to the gallery. Also, a set of SXSW Portraits with EW & Amazon Prime have been added. Enjoy!
Written by admin on March 06 2022
Screenrant.com – The Boys Presents: Diabolical reveals what The Deep has been up to since The Boys season 2 ended… and teases even rougher tides for the hero in season 3. The Deep endures a miserable time across The Boys seasons 1 and 2, and were he not completely deserving of such misfortune, audiences might actually feel sorry for him. An established member of Vought’s Seven when The Boys begins, Deep’s downward spiral starts when he accidentally involves a dolphin in a traffic accident, and gets outed as a sex offender by Starlight. Booted from the Seven, Deep spends The Boys season 2 trying to worm his way back to prominence through the Church of the Collective. It doesn’t work, and Vought’s wettest supe ends season 2 still reeking of shrimp and desperation.
Voiced by his live-action actor, Chace Crawford, The Deep’s next appearance comes in “BFFs” – an episode of animated anthology spinoff, The Boys: Diabolical. The story stars Sky (voiced by Awkwafina), who finds a stolen sample of Compound-V and gives herself superpowers. Because a regular kid like Sky knows what Compound-V is and what it does, “BFFs” must take place sometime after The Boys season 2, which is when the blue goo went public.
That means The Boys: Diabolical is our first glimpse of The Deep post-Church of the Collective after season 2’s finale – and, happily for viewers, his run of bad karma isn’t ending anytime soon. “BFFs” reveals Deep is still swimming upstream seeking a route back into the Seven, but this time, he’s tracking down Compound-V dealt by street-level drug dealers. Though not exactly the sharpest tool in Vought’s box, there’s no faulting Deep’s logic here. Stan Edgar will be apoplectic knowing his precious Compound-V is freely available from local weed merchants, and if The Deep could stem the flow of that supply, he’d certainly earn a few points within Vought HQ.
Does The Deep’s newfound mission to clean up the streets prove Chace Crawford’s superhero character is turning over a new leaf in The Boys? Not quite… The Boys: Diabolical’s “BFFs” shows an almost manic Deep, relentlessly pursuing the illicit Compound-V as if the ocean itself depended on it. After apprehending and interrogating Sky’s dealer, he allows the man to be brutally ripped to shreds by an angry shark, yelling how he’s “pretty F**KING MOTIVATED RIGHT NOW.” Killing a drug dealer may not be completely out of the ordinary for a Vought supe but, later in the episode, Deep corners Sky herself. Intimidating and threatening an unarmed child out of pure desperation to get his Seven gig back is pretty dark – especially compared to the deluded, “trying to be a better man” Deep we followed through The Boys season 2.
The Deep’s cameo in The Boys Presents: Diabolical teases an unhinged, volatile, unpredictable return for the character in The Boys season 3. Any pretense of trying to mend PR damage caused by his history of sexual abuse has been dropped, and now Deep will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of a Seven comeback. Even if a darker turn does occur, don’t expect The Deep to lose his “most pathetic character” crown in The Boys season 3. For all his wide-eyed rage and trout-themed threats, “BFFs” sees Deep get beaten by a child’s army of turds, suggesting Eric Kripke hasn’t run out of ways to humiliate the hero just yet.
Written by admin on February 16 2022
nerdsandbeyond.com – Ahead of the highly anticipated season 3 premiere of Prime Video’s hit show The Boys, South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals has announced that there will be a Featured Session this year for the diabolical series.
The panel will include executive producer Eric Kripke and actors Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Jensen Ackles. Together, they’ll dive into the intersections of superhero and celebrity culture, the zeitgeist shattering epic moments that redefined the genre, and offer up insights on how The Boys has navigated key moments of cultural inflection while subverting expectations.
The panel is currently scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT on March 12.
This year marks the 36th edition of SXSW’s annual conference, which celebrates the convergence of the technology, film, and music industries. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11-20 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, visit sxsw.com/attend.
Written by admin on January 07 2022
The first look of Season 3 of The Boys has arrived! Mark your calendars, The Boys will be returning on our screens June 3, 2022. You can see the first look as well as the episode line-up below:
June 3 – Episodes 301-303
June 10 – Episode 304
June 17 – Episode 305
June 24 – Herogasm
July 1 – Episode 307
July 8 – Season 3 finale