The third season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys ended on July 8 with trademark bravado, bombast, and gore. The last episode of Homelander (Antony Starr) was posted on Prime Video on Thursday night, allowing fans to get a head jump on all the discussion about Homelander’s (Antony Starr) newest sociopathic turn and spitballing speculations about who’s actually dead following the huge fight at Vought Tower.
[Ed. note: This post goes into detail regarding The Boys’ season 3 finale. If you don’t want to get spoilt, join Soldier Boy in his deep freeze.]
Now that the dust has settled and Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) is back in Russian hands — albeit not before making some tasteless remark about Jane Wyman that reintroduced the Oscar winner to the masses — it’s time to look over the body count. Every season has one, but this one claimed a member of the Seven, a politician, and possibly the Boys’ hopes of stopping Homelander.
THE END OF THE ROAD FOR BLACK NOIR
For much of the first two seasons, Black Noir appeared to be as invincible as Homelander. He was undoubtedly as terrifying at times, an immovable death machine who scared the Boys and any member of the Seven who could be scheming against Homelander. In the season 2 finale, he was presumably killed by Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) with an Almond Joy (thereby irrefutably proving its status as the worst candy bar, no matter what Starlight says). But Black Noir was back in action at the start of Season 3, and we ultimately learned more about his backstory: Before he was Black Noir, he was Earving (Nathan Mitchell), a member of Payback, the superhero team lead by Soldier Boy.
Soldier Boy was hungry for vengeance against his old crew, who gave him over to the Russians — a move sanctioned by Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito), who was preparing to replace Soldier Boy with his own kid (a baby Homelander, in one of the season’s more devastating reveals). Black Noir briefly goes into hiding, but returns to Vought Tower to take on Soldier Boy with the help of Homelander (and Noir’s animated animal friends). Homelander, on the other hand, had a change of heart: he no longer saw Soldier Boy as an enemy, but rather as the family he’d always desired. Homelander defenestrates his old teammate after verifying Black Noir withheld this information from him. There’s probably no turning back from that.
MAEVE (‘S EYE)
Maeve began the season by assisting Billy in taking down Homelander and providing him with Temp V. However, things did not go as planned, and Maeve was finally imprisoned in Vought Tower by Homelander (where he was going to harvest her eggs against her will, because he is just the worst).
In the conclusion, Starlight’s (Erin Moriarty) highly public revelations against Homelander and Vought present an opportunity for Maeve to liberate herself, and she returns ready to do whatever it takes to put a stop to things. Maeve engages in a third-act brawl with Homelander, and she generally holds her own. She does lose an eye, but she is still willing to sacrifice herself to prevent Soldier Boy from killing Starlight and the Boys, thereby becoming a hero once more. Maeve survived the blast, but she has lost her powers, as revealed in the last moments. But she has Elena again, and another chance at a normal life – as long as Ashley (Colby Minifie) genuinely deleted the security tape showing M.M. (Laz Alonso) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) saving Maeve after the explosion.
LAMAR BISHOP IS KILLED BY THE DEEP
We know what you’re thinking: who? However, Lamar Bishop (Graham Gauthier) ends up playing a significant role this season. Bishop was set to run for president alongside Secretary of Defense Robert Singer, alias Dakota Bob. However, in the conclusion, Homelander dispatches The Deep (Chace Crawford) to assassinate Bishop, whose death is described as an accidental drowning. This opens the door for Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) to step in and become the vice presidential candidate, elevating her to a whole new level of invincibility. Not only has she hooked up with Homelander, but she’ll also have the kind of security that will make it hard for the Boys to reach her.
SO LONG TO THE BOYS’ CHANCE OF DOWNING HOMELANDER (FOR NOW)
Let’s face it: Temp V was no panacea against Homelander. The temporary version of Compound V may have given Billy and Hughie exceptional skills for a while, but it turns out it’s lethal after a few doses. Hughie appears to have stopped just in time, but Butcher receives a dismal diagnosis in the finale: he only has 12 to 18 months to live. We suppose it wasn’t a complete wash – Butcher may have finally recognized the perils of becoming what he hunts. And, despite the fact that he doesn’t have much time, he’s ready to work with a team again, including Starlight, who is now just known as Annie.
As a result, the Boys’ chances are worse than ever: they’ve lost a superpowered friend (Maeve) as well as the advantages of Temp V. Furthermore, Victoria Neuman exchanged Ryan’s whereabouts for a political killing, implying that she’s just as ruthless as her new partner in awfulness, Homelander. While Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) was able to persuade Homelander to temporarily leave Billy and the gang alone, father and son look more dangerous than ever after Homelander delivers his version of “killing someone without losing votes.” What’s even disturbing is how Homelander’s fans (including scary Todd, Janine’s stepfather) embrace and applaud cold-blooded murder.
Following the climatic melee of the finale, The Boys returns to the status quo; however, the eponymous supe-hunters now have no power against Homelander. He has Ryan by his side, as well as a rabid fan base — and, somewhere, his father, Soldier Boy. The Seven may have become the Three — The Deep and A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) remain — but Homelander is far from discouraged.
There are some major issues to consider: Is Ryan a lost cause now that he’ll be raised by Homelander? Will Billy have to breach his pledge to Becca in order to safeguard the world from her superpowered son? Will A-new Train’s heart, “donated” by the racist, now-dead Blue Hawk, hold up? How may Homelander grow even more “sociopathic”? Amazon has already ordered a fourth season of The Boys, so we should have answers shortly.
The Boys: Erin Moriarty Teases Shocking Season 4 Storylines
Season 4 of Prime Video’s The Boys has already begun production, and the group is already teasing spectators with all of the surprises in store. Specifical
Season 4 of Prime Video’s The Boys has already begun production, and the group is already teasing spectators with all of the surprises in store. Specifically, actress Erin Moriarty, who teased something unusual on social media.
Moriarty remarked in an Instagram story, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Attached was a photo showing herself and co-stars Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Capone, and Laz Alonso gazing out of a vault-like area, similar to the one they were in during Season 3.
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Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ head of global television, previously teased the escalation of The Boys, saying before Season 3’s release, “We knew from our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season Three of The Boys that the show was going to get even bolder – an impressive feat given the show’s Emmy-nominated second season… The Boys keeps pushing narrative limits while simultaneously being compulsively entertaining and threading the line on social satire that seems all too true.”
Season 4 was announced before of Season 3’s broadcast, with actor Karl Urban announcing in March, “I’m filming The Boys until the end of the year.” This followed previous claims, dating back to 2021, that Prime Video had approved a fourth season.
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In Season 3, Billy Butcher and Hughie used a temporary version of Compound V to take on the Vought and members of The Seven. Butcher and the Boys, desperate to bring Homelander down, searched for and awoke a dormant supe, Soldier Boy. While specifics about the new season’s narrative are scant, actor Jensen Ackles hinted that the Seven’s previous leader may not have met his end.
Season 4 of The Boys won’t be available on Prime Video for a while, but the Vought Universe has lots more in store. Prime Video is producing a spinoff series set on a supe college in addition to a second season of the anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolical! The project, dubbed Gen-V, is the franchise’s first live-action spinoff. Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Chance Perdomo as Emma Shaw, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Golden Boy, Sean Patrick Thomas as Polarity, and Marco Pigossi as Doctor Edison Cardosa are among the cast members.
The Boys’ first three seasons, as well as The Boys Presents: Diabolical!, are now accessible on Prime Video.
Jensen Ackles Landing The Role On The Boys Just As Supernatural Was Ending (And Beat Movie Stars To Do It)
Jensen Ackles is no longer Dean Winchester from Supernatural, and his follow-up role as Soldier Boy on The Boys took a drastically different turn. His new
Jensen Ackles is no longer Dean Winchester from Supernatural, and his follow-up role as Soldier Boy on The Boys took a drastically different turn. His new post resulted in a Supernatural reunion, since creator Eric Kripke also oversees the Amazon Prime program. The actor has spoken openly about how he landed Soldier Boy just as Supernatural was wrapping up. It even included defeating some Hollywood stars.
Eric Kripke described how Jensen Ackles got the part of Soldier Boy in 2021, but now it’s Ackles’ turn to tell his side of the tale. In a recent interview with Men’s Health, he discussed his experience on The Boys and how he got the part of Supe. Soldier Boy was originally intended for an older actor, but when Ackles contacted Kripke to ask his thoughts on a different project, the discussion took an unexpected turn: “I said, ‘So what’s going on over there at The Boys?” We were about to finish watching Supernatural when I realized, ‘You know, I’m going to be jobless.’ I just tossed it out there playfully. ‘Look, dude, if you want to come over to The Boys, I’ll bring you over here no problem,’ he offered right away. I’d be delighted to have you.’ ‘Sign me up!’ I said.
Given that Supernatural was nearing the end of its 15-season run, it’s no surprise that Ackles leaped at the chance to join The Boys! The actor said that Kripke gave him several audition tapes and that he instantly wanted in.
However, Ackles was skeptical that he would even receive the role. While he didn’t say who since he’d be blacklisted, he did say that after hearing who was on the shortlist, he was certain he wasn’t going to get Soldier Boy: I do know that there were certain names that I believe the network was considering. A brief list of names was provided. And when [Kripke] recited a handful of those names to me, I said to myself, ‘Oh, well, there’s no way.’ I don’t stand a chance. Those people are Hollywood stars.’
Fortunately, Jensen Ackles was cast as Soldier Boy, and the rest is history. It makes me wonder who else was up for the position and who made Ackles so concerned that he wouldn’t win it. Maybe one of those actors will appear as a different hero in The Boys Season 4, when it airs?
Meanwhile, Ackles was not the only Supernatural performer to go right into a new project once the show wrapped. Jared Padalecki agreed to play the title character in the Walker revival before the last season of Supernatural had even wrapped (and prior to the COVID shutdowns). Walker launched in SPN’s timeslot the following year, and the third season is already in the works, with prequel series Walker: Independence set to debut this autumn. In addition, Ackles’ Supernatural prequel The Winchesters will air in a few months.
There isn’t much information regarding The Boys Season 4 or if Soldier Boy will return. It’s unclear if he’ll return to cause more havoc now that he’s been taken back under and frozen in the season finale. Jensen Ackles, on the other hand, has been cast as a series regular on ABC’s Big Sky.
Season 3 of The Boys is now accessible with an Amazon Prime membership, while all 15 seasons of Supernatural are available with a Netflix subscription.
In One Important Way, The Boys’ Soldier Boy Outperforms Captain America
While The Boys’ Soldier Boy seemed to be a crude parody of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the copycat supe actually outperformed the original in one essen
While The Boys’ Soldier Boy seemed to be a crude parody of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the copycat supe actually outperformed the original in one essential way—at least in terms of the live-action version.
Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) is a Super Soldier in the Amazon Prime Video original series The Boys who was produced via the usage of Compound V—a serum that can convert individuals into superhumans. Soldier Boy was originally only extraordinarily strong and invulnerable. However, after extensive testing in a Russian laboratory, Soldier Boy obtained the ability to take away the abilities of other superheroes with a catastrophic explosion that he can generate from inside his own body. While that powerful skill is amazing (and one that Captain America lacks), it isn’t the reason The Boys’ Soldier Boy is more impressive than Captain America. The true explanation is significantly more subtle, but immensely more helpful in combat settings.
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The Avengers receive a distress call from a region of the planet that has been taken over by communist tyranny in Avengers #18 by Stan Lee and Don Heck, which was a huge matter given that this issue was published not long after the ‘Red Scare’ in the United States. Following a distress signal from a place in eastern Asia, the Avengers are met by communist officials from that region who pose as people in danger in order to deceive the Avengers into falling into their trap, all as part of their strategy to show that communism was better to capitalism. When the Avengers realize their error in taking this call, they are promptly attacked with a knockout gas that renders all of them unconscious, including Captain America.
M.M. tosses a smoke grenade at Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3 episode 6 titled ‘Herogasm,’ but Soldier Boy picks up the grenade and inhales the deadly smoke merely for the head rush, indicating that it has absolutely no effect on him at all. Captain America’s physique isn’t as powerful as Soldier Boy’s, as seen by Cap being put unconscious by the same chemical that took out Hawkeye, who is practically just an ordinary human, in Avengers #18. Being resistant to sleeper gas during a combat is very valuable since it is generally one of the first things an adversary would attempt to employ to target a group of heroes they intend to capture. Soldier Boy can only be knocked unconscious by a fatal nerve poison, therefore if he had been in Captain America’s place in this Avengers issue, the enemies would have had no idea what struck them.
Of course, this comparison is only valid between the comic book Captain America and the live-action Soldier Boy, since Soldier Boy in the comics cannot compete with any version of Captain America. Butcher immediately kills the Soldier Boy from The Boys comics after he is repeatedly insulted and molested by Homelander. Soldier Boy in the comics is the polar opposite of Captain America in terms of strength and ferocious courage. While The Boys’ live-action Soldier Boy is similarly a dark twist on a Captain America-like figure, he is more strong than the original since his body can withstand much more torture than Marvel’s top Super Soldier.
Following that, Captain America’s Avengers training is much too grueling for the MCU.
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