Let’s talk about some of the most important parts of that big ending, shall we?
The third season of Amazon’s The Boys just ended a few days ago. Now, the raunchy superhero satire is taking a break until season four, which will probably come out sometime next year. During the eight-episode season, a lot happened, and it looks like the show will go in a very different direction than the books by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. And now that the series is over, showrunner Eric Kripke has talked about what will happen to the good guys and bad guys from the show.
Eric Kripke, who is in charge of the show, talked to Variety about what the next season will be like. He said that the plan is for season four to be more “character-driven.” Right now, the writing staff is in the middle of breaking down the season before filming starts in August. “Everyone is facing their biggest problems in an exciting way… But it’s very interesting and fun, and it makes you feel a lot.” Karl Urban’s character, Billy Butcher, is a good example. In the last episode, he found out that Temp V, a drug that gives its users superpowers for a short time, is killing him in 12 to 18 months. Since almost everything in Butcher’s life has gone wrong, Kripke and the rest of the crew want to know, “Is he self-aware enough to know that he’s making his own bad luck?” Does he know himself well enough to see if he can change?”
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When we talk about change, the Seven have also been through a lot of changes. Right now, the only members of the team are Homelander (Anthony Starr), The Deep (Chace Crawford), and A-Train (Jessie Usher): Homelander killed Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) after finding out that the silent supe had kept from Homelander the fact that Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) was Homelander’s biological father. Erin Moriarty left to join The Boys, and Dominique McElligott’s character, Queen Maeve, lost her powers and faked her death so she could quit being a superhero and move in with her girlfriend, Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude). Kripke said that the next person to join the hero team will have to agree with Homelander’s “batshit crazy cause.” “He needs to make sure he has a lot of friends now that he can make decisions on his own.” Still, the Seven won’t be without Noir. Mitchell will be back as a different version of the character next season. Kripke told Entertainment Weekly that this version of the character would be “interesting and funny.” Black Noir II will hopefully be as much of a Disney princess as his predecessor was.
A lot of the third season has been about fathers and sons, and a lot of that has been about Homelander. At the end of the season, he showed off his son Ryan’s (Cameron Crovetti) superpowers to the public. Ryan has stopped playing Butcher and is now playing Homelander. He is excited to see his father kill a protester with a laser after the kid gets hit. Butcher’s main goal for next season will be to find a way to save Ryan’s soul. Kripke says it’s like Kramer vs. Kramer meets Avengers: Endgame. Kripke joked, “If Homelander wins over the kid, that’s the end of the world because then there are two Homelanders.” But if Ryan can be changed, Homelander and the Seven will finally be over, and Butcher can die happy. Most likely, that won’t happen, but it’s nice of The Boys to act like it could, right?