The second season of The Boys wraps up in a more climactic manner than usual, with the villain of the piece, the superpowered Homelander, doing something unspeakable while looking at the city skyline. Since the very beginning, Homelander has been everything you would not want in a superhero, narcissistic, violent, and a lot of the time just all-out murdery, but, according to actor Antony Starr, he is going to get even worse for season 3.
"There are two words that Eric has said to me about Season 3. His description for Homelander Season 3 was, 'Two words, homicidal maniac.' That's all I know."
So, apparently, Homelander has not yet reached the stage of homicidal maniac. Oh, dear. That can surely only spell bad news for Billy Butcher and The Boys. Despite Homelander being one of the scariest supposed superheroes of all time, things are going to get a lot more terrifying. While this may frighten you, and so it should, there is one man who is looking forward to seeing what the homicidal maniac Homelander gets up to; Antony Starr.
"I'm actually looking forward to seeing Homelander off the leash. It'll be really fun, just seeing him go unhinged and exact revenge. If you look at the end of Season 2, some people should be more scared than others, for sure. William Butcher should always have an alarm bell ringing in his head, and I think some other people have firmly put themselves in the line of fire for Season 3. It should be a lot of fun."
To Starr, it may be fun, but it certainly won't be any fun for anyone caught in Homelander's laser beam crosshairs. Here's hoping that someone finds his Kryptonite real soon.
Coming courtesy of Amazon Prime, The Boys is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series is set in a universe where superpowered individuals are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which markets and monetizes them. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: The Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team, and the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control.
Amazon's official description for The Boys season 2 reads; "In a more intense, more desperate Season Two of The Boys, Billy Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander."
The second season of The Boys is now available to watch in its entirety on Amazon Prime. As for the third season, it's possible the series could air in late 2021, though under current circumstances it is much more likely that fans won't see The Boys return to screen until sometime in 2022. This comes to us from Collider.