The Boys are definitely back, bringing even more diabolical fun with them. The cast of the hit Amazon Prime Video streaming series hung out for a virtual panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2020 at Home moderated by actress and superfan Aisha Tyler. Panelists included Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Tomer Capon (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), and Aya Cash, who will be playing newcomer Stormfront. Executive producer Eric Kripke was also on hand to discuss turning the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic into a gritty, graphic, and just plain fun live-action series.
Tyler chatted with each cast member, recapping where they left off in Season 1 and asking what can be teased for Season 2. Butcher is missing at first, leaving the rest of the team to fend for themselves. When he returns, things get complicated, especially for Hughie who is just a ball of conflicting emotions, specifically regarding Starlight. Starr discussed how fans of the incredibly of unhinged Homelander will get an even deeper glimpse into his warped psychology. And is that Stillwell’s (Elisabeth Shue) breastmilk he’s drinking?
The panel debuted a scene from the upcoming season, which delivered the blood and gore one has come to expect from the show, especially when Butcher is involved. Take a look at how The Deep’s whale never stood a chance against Butcher’s speed boat.
And you thought the dolphin was bad… Season 2 is fucking diabolical! pic.twitter.com/odAyY23pSC
— The Boys (@TheBoysTV) July 23, 2020
Speaking of The Deep, Crawford received a special fan message from one of his aquatic followers. There were a few playful jabs at the character. Starr, when discussing Homelander’s twisted perspective on The Seven, said, “There’s also this weird parenting thing where it’s, you know, I can do whatever I want to my kids. I can say whatever I want about my kids, but you can’t. So if someone’s bullying one of The Seven, then you can expect Homelander to bully back…Except for The Deep. He’s just not really worth much.”
New to the show is Cash, who is playing Stormfront, a character who just may give Homelander a run for his money. In the comic Stormfront is a male Neo-Nazi, and Cash hints that the character’s reprehensible behavior will definitely be revealed throughout the season. The actress joked about not being what is expected when it comes to casting a superhero, “I do Zumba as a workout. I’m not a kick-ass superhero.”
At the end of the panel, executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg made a special appearance and shared big news that the show has already been renewed for Season 3. Rogen quipped, “When can we film Season 3? Anyone’s guess. Hope sometime this decade. But we don’t know. Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of superheroes in what are essentially hermetically sealed outfits that do not allow any of their breath to interact with anyone else’s breath. It’s just a wardrobe choice. It has nothing to do with the current climate.”
Another big announcement came from Tyler. Fans can look for a new companion show hosted by the actress called Crime Rewind: Inside The Boys, which will air after new episodes each week and will dissect what occurred on the show.
The first three episodes of The Boys Season 2 debuts on September 4, with new episodes premiering each week until the finale on October 9. Check out the full panel below.Miss any of our other SDCC 2020 coverage? Click here for much more!
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