It’s reasonable to assume that ‘Herogasm’ has been in the works for quite some time. In a sense. Indeed, The Boys has been teasing this iconic comic-book scene for almost as long as the program has been on the air. And now, as season three approaches, the anticipation for that sweet, sweet Herogasm climax has reached almost intolerable proportions.
Back in January, Jack Quaid told The Wrap that the upcoming season is “more screwed up” than ever before, and Jensen Ackles has subsequently revealed horror tales of a “troubled” camera operator who saw some disturbing things on the Herogasm set.
But, now that Herogasm has squirted into our lives, is it as problematic and contentious as fans anticipated? If flying dildos, blazing dicks, and lightning nipples aren’t enough, how about octopus fucking, exploding cum, and the burnt-up remnants of that “love sausage”?
It’s a lot to absorb, to be sure. But if The Boys had stayed loyal to the original material, we could have gotten something even more stunning than all of that.
In the comics, Herogasm is still a super-powered orgy, but the heroes get down and dirty in a secret tropical resort funded by Vought. The essence of it all, though, remains the same. In both versions, sex workers are nonetheless paid a lot to participate in horrible, even deadly orgies that provide a little more bang for their dollars due to the inclusion of superpowers.
Marvel was responsible for The Boys’ explosive sex scene.
Many disturbing scenes did make it to the screen, but two especially disturbing instances were cut. The first is when Black Noir sexually abuses Hughie with his thumb. And, if you read between the lines, it’s clear that more occurred between them.
This would not have worked on the show since Hughie’s plot in this episode is now related to Starlight, and he also needed to be part in the struggle against Homelander. Furthermore, a comparable arc has previously played out between The Deep and Starlight, so The Boys would have required an extraordinarily compelling reason to replicate those plot beats.
But what about the comic book scene in which Soldier Boy has sex with Homelander? Yes, had the show’s interpretation of Herogasm been more faithful to the comics, we could have seen Antony Starr and Jensen Ackles visit Pound Town. It certainly is the stuff of dreams, but alas, it was not meant to be.
Homelander instructs Soldier Boy to create the beast with two backs in the comics because he knows how hard Soldier Boy wants to join The Seven. Homelander uses his naïve do-gooder mentality to make it seem like an audition, but the only one who benefits from this is [redacted] taking [redacted] up the [redacted].
Except there’s nothing wonderful about this since it’s all rather awful. Homelander has no intention of allowing Soldier Boy to join The Seven, so he is only being exploited for sex in a nasty and uncaring manner.
Before Herogasm’s spectacular premiere, showrunner Eric Kripke told EW that a version of this sequence was discussed, but “it contradicted with a lot of the other things we were trying to create with Soldier Boy.”
The Boys and Stranger Things both have the same issue.
It’s easy to understand why The Boys crew arrived to that decision so fast. Because, in the program, Soldier Boy is a genuine danger to Homelander. He is not someone who can be intimidated or pressured into doing anything for the approval of others. That’s simply not going to work.
It’s also worth noting that this reinvented Soldier Boy is highly conservative, so even if he had affections for other guys, he’d bury them much deeper than Termite did in that guy’s penis. That’s rather profound.
Homelander has also made it clear that he is opposed to anything gay, as seen by his horrible reaction to Queen Maeve’s bisexuality. And if you asked Homelander about his dirty hijinks with Doppelganger in season two, he’d probably compare it to masturbation, since he’s practically doing it with himself.
Soldier Boy and Homelander don’t end up pouncing on one other’s poles in Herogasm on screen for all of these reasons and more. Instead, the pair’s physical interaction is homoerotic rather than gay in character. Even when Butcher and Hughie join in.
And in some respects, that’s probably for the best, since the makeup crew ran out of sperm during shooting episode six, according to Karl Urban.
Knowing how long Herogasm would last, you’d think they’d stock up more.
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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