Just days after “The Boys” season 2 ended, showrunner Eric Kripke teases what lies ahead in what he calls a “f**king” crazy season 3…
SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN “THE BOYS” SEASON 2
“The Boys” season 2 came to an explosive end when it was revealed that Congresswoman Victoria Neuman wasn’t exactly the social justice warrior she had been painted to be because deep down she was a supe with the power to explode people’s heads.
In fact, Congresswoman Neuman took out CIA deputy director Susan Raynor at the start of the season and then wiped out almost an entire congressional hearing including witnesses who were going to testify against Vought International — the company she’s been supposedly trying to topple.
In addition to the revelation that Congresswoman Neuman is the latest big bad on “The Boys,” Homelander has now been cornered by two of his teammates in The Seven after he was forced to give up his son to stop Maeve from releasing blackmail information she had on him. Homelander is so enamored with the public loving him that he’d do almost anything to receive their adoration.
That ultimately included handing his son over to Billy Butcher and also allowing Starlight to rejoin The Seven after she had previously been branded a traitor.
And finally, Butcher seemed to walk away from an offer to lead Grace Mallory’s new oversight group that will be keeping a close watch on the supes. Mother’s Milk finally returned home to his family while Kimiko and Frenchie decide to go on adventures together while dancing across the globe.
As for Hughie, he’s back with Annie but he’s decided to give up on the Boys while trying to find his own way in the world. Unfortunately the decision to fight Vought with less blood and guts being spilled on him leads Hughie to a new job where he’s working from Congresswoman Neuman.
In a series of questions answered by “The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke following the finale, he teased a lot of what’s going to be happening in season 3 starting with plans for Congresswoman Neuman after the shocking reveal that she’s got powers and an agenda that hasn’t been revealed yet.
“Having broken most of Season 3 I think we have a pretty good idea of where her story goes and why she’s doing what she’s doing,” Kripke explained to Variety. “There are some reveals and twists and turns, and similarly to what we’ve done with a lot of other characters from the books, Vic Neuman was a man in the books and he ends up getting deeper and deeper into politics as the comics go on.
“It’s the frightening notion that there might be a supe heading deep into American politics, which is screwed up enough already. So we start to play Victoria in that way in Season 3.”
Hughie will also find himself in a perilous position working for Congresswoman Neuman as she continues to operate behind the scenes while fighting the good fight publicly to bring down Vought.
“We want people worrying about thinking about the danger Hughie is in: The poor guy is trying to fight the fight in a good way — in a legal way — and literally step one he finds himself working for a secret supe,” Kripke teased.
“The Boys” season 3 will also see the arrival of Soldier Boy as played by “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles. In the comics, Soldier Boy was a knock off of Captain America, who was desperate to gain initiation into The Seven but really he was kind of weak willed and bowled over by stronger characters in his group. The show will take Soldier Boy in a slightly different direction as a supe who’s been around since World War II and he’s going to become a thorn in Homelander’s side once season 3 gets going.
“Soldier Boy is pretty close in power to Homelander and was basically Homelander before Homelander and for a much longer period of time,” Kripke explained. “So I think he is really threatened, not only by his strength but that Soldier Boy is a huge celebrity and part of America.
“Soldier Boy played by Jensen Ackles except he’s going to be swearing a lot and doing a lot of filthy things. There may or may not be a little sex involved and he’s been around since World War II so he’s sort of this mainstay of Vought. So through him we get to see Vought through the decades. But I’m going to stick with the headline that there’s going to be sex, violence and swears.”
One key scene from the comic books that will not be making it into the show involves a sex scene between Homelander and Soldier Boy but Kripke says that fans who read the source material will be very happy about one particular moment that he’s adapting for season 3.
“There will be a herogasm in season 3,” Kripke confirmed. “You’ve earned it. You deserve it and you’re going to get it. Herogasm. Season 3. ‘The Boys’.”
For those unaware, a “herogasm” is a massive supe orgy that takes place during a Vought weekend retreat where all the powered people get together and essentially screw their brains out.
In addition to the supe orgy coming in season 3 (no pun intended), “The Boys” will showcase Homelander in a much different position than he’s ever been in before because now he knows he has enemies in The Seven but because they have blackmail information on him, his hands are largely tied to exact revenge.
Kripke says that might give Maeve and Starlight a little more control than before but it’s also like holding a “tiger by the tail” because eventually Homelander will lash out.
“Homelander’s going to have a really rough go of it in season 3,” Kripke said. “He’s kind of cornered. They have this blackmail material on him. He was dating a Nazi. He has a lot of problems. Obviously, the more you push him into a corner, the more dangerous it’s going to be. He’s going to explode in season 3.”
Here’s a few more quick hits about what’s coming during “The Boys” season 3 as well as some leftover information from season 2:
Stormfront is Not Dead
Despite being turned into a charcoal briquette by Ryan in the season finale, Kripke confirmed that Stormfront isn’t actually dead. There’s no word when or if she’ll ever return but Kripke says the 100 year old Nazi is still kicking after her encounter with Homelander’s son.
“Stormfront is not at all dead. Homelander said she’s being held at an undisclosed location. We never saw her die. Our little Nazy stump-front is still alive and for someone who dreamt of a master race is going to be mutilated for a very long time cause she ages slow, felt like the right punishment for our stumpy little Nazi.”
Black Noir Will Return
At the end of “The Boys” season 2 it’s revealed that Black Noir has fallen into a coma and he’s unresponsive after Maeve poisoned him with an Almond Joy and thanks to his tree-nut allergy, he’s almost vegetative at this point.
Despite those issues that left him near death, Kripke says Black Noir will return in season 3 and more information about him might finally be revealed as well.
“Absolutely, Noir will be back. He’s a fan favorite. We’re actually going to learn more about him in season 3. There might even be an opportunity for him to take off his mask. But he’s awesome. For sure, Noir lives.”
Kimiko Speaks (Sort Of)
Kimiko finally exacted some revenge on Stormfront for killing her brother and she connected with Frenchie after teaching him her secret sign language so they could speak to each other.
It appeared at the end of season 2 that Kimiko was in a much better place than before and Kripke says she will continue to grow and evolve as a character in season 3.
“We learn more and more about her and she really finds her voice. Even if she’s not speaking audibly, she’s speaking. In season 3, really for the first time now that some danger has ended, she’s really expressing her personality and things that she loves and things that she’s interested in so you get to see a new Kimiko.”
Starlight, Star Bright
After returning to The Seven once her name was cleared, Starlight will take on an even bigger role in the superhero super group during season 3. With that popularity comes new problems as well.
“Starlight especially finds herself very, very popular, a rising star in The Seven. But obviously things are going to go to shit pretty quickly.”
Ryan Will Be Part of Season 3
Becca’s death at the end of “The Boys” season 2 was a heartbreaking goodbye as she made Butcher promise to look after her son to ensure he doesn’t end up like Homelander. Eventually, Butcher hands Ryan over to Grace Mallory but he won’t be disappearing off the canvas during season 3.
In fact, Kripke says Ryan is still a major part of the show including his growing relationship with Butcher in the aftermath of his mother’s death.
“Ryan will continue to be in the story in season 3 actually. He represents all that’s good about Butcher and Butcher keeps tabs on him and they definitely interact. It’s kind of sweet. But Butcher obviously has crazy amounts of rage about what happened to Becca and still hates Homelander. Trying to balance those two sides of his personality is sort of the big struggle for him in season 3.”
Guest Star Problems
It’s been teased for months now that Kripke wanted “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan to appear in “The Boys” season 3. They previously worked together on “Supernatural” and Morgan has said repeatedly how much he loves the show and would love to make an appearance.
Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic might prevent that from happening.
According to Kripke, with Morgan’s filming schedule for “The Walking Dead” coupled with a two-week quarantine required for anybody traveling into Canada where “The Boys” is filmed, it might be difficult to actually fit together a schedule where he could appear in season 3.
“At the top of my list [for guest stars] is Jeffrey Dean Morgan. COVID is fucking that up pretty good.”
Cindy Is Out There
During one of the most pivotal episodes of “The Boys” season 2, the team infiltrates a psychiatric hospital where Vought has been experimenting with dosing adult patients with Compound-V in order to find a stable version of the drug so anybody could be transformed into a supe at any age.
Many of the patients break loose during the episode including one particularly powerful supe named Cindy, who has incredible telekinesis powers where she can literally crush a person just be closing her fist. It was then revealed at the end of that episode that Cindy escaped the hospital but we never saw her again.
Eventually, Cindy will reappear.
“Cindy will return. I’m not entirely sure when but before this show is over, you will see Cindy again, that’s for certain.”
The End of The Boys
While it’s premature to say anything for certain yet, Kripke has a slight idea about how long he plans for “The Boys” to keep going as the series prepares to move into season 3 in 2021.
Nothing is finalized at this point but Kripke says he has an idea about the beginning, middle and end of the show and how long it will take to get there.
“The rough idea in my head is five seasons total. But I also know better than to say how many seasons a show is going to have because my last show ‘Supernatural’ I said five seasons for sure and then that fucker went 15. I’m mostly going to keep my mouth shut but creatively five feels like a good, round number.”
There’s no word yet when “The Boys” season 3 will get back into production much less actually debut on Amazon Prime but Kripke has already broken the story with scripts being written by his team.
The main story appears to be in place and Kripke promises fans that “The Boys” will return with a bang in season 3.
“Season 3 is going to be so fucking crazy. Like even in the first episode, the first 10 minutes of that episode, there is a sequence that I will not give away that like literally every time we even talk about it, I cover my mouth. It’s just so fucking bananas. But we’re also still going to go deeper into characters and keep exploring and really put characters forward but fuck man, there’s crazy shit coming.”
“The Boys” season 2 is available on Amazon Prime now.
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