At this time next week, we’ll probably still be lifting our jaws off the ground and forcing our eyes shut. Because that’s when Amazon & Showrunner Eric Kripkeit is The boys unleashes its third season on an unsuspecting fandom that grows increasingly enraged as the days continue to count. To throw some more gas on the fires, Kripke shared a behind-the-scenes look at Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy clearly ready for action…it’s just not the kind of “action” you might think. -be…
Here’s a look at Ackles’ Soldier Boy in all its glory, along with this one from Amazon The boys Premiere of season 3 on June 3:
In The boys: diabolical “One plus one equals two” (written by Simon Racioppa and led by Jae Kim & Giancarlo Volpe). Focus on Homelander (Antoine Starr), the animated chapter sheds light on the early life of the leader of the Seven while explaining a lot about the bond he shares with Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). With The boys set to return for a third season that sees Homelander’s sanity further deteriorate, the streamer released the episode for free so viewers can be better informed as we approach next week (followed by a look back at our preview of the official trailer of The boys):
Here’s a throwback to one of the latest teasers, this time focusing on how Starlight (Erin Moriarty) gains more power within the Seven… and Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) has some friendly advice:
Now here’s a throwback to the official season 3 trailer for Amazon’s The Boys, which will arrive on June 3 (tracking our observations):
With the third season hitting screens on June 3, viewers were treated to the official trailer on Monday. After screening it around 23 times, here’s a breakdown of what the trailer had to offer and what it means for the upcoming season. And be sure to let us know in the comments section how brilliant we are…
Well, looks like we’re taking a look at Cameron Coleman (Matthew Edison) new show as Homelander (Antoine Starr) public relations tour to repair his image continues. But as we quickly see (and as Erin Moriarty‘s Starlight puts it so succinctly), “There’s something wrong with Homelander. Something’s broken. He’s lost his mind.” Considering how things were at the end of last season and how he had to be leashed, it’s not that surprising. Although if we needed a refresher, we get that unsettling cow milking scene and Homelander gently stroking a bloodstain he’s standing next to. And then we get a montage of Homelander’s growing madness as a transition to…
…Butcher (Karl Urban), who wakes up from a fever dream to the sound of a kettle. We get Grace’s summary (Laila Robins) on how Butcher got on the right track: not killing supes (although we see him damaging Sean Patrick Flanerie‘s Gunpowder pretty badly), not drinking, and “even followed Hugh Campbell [Jack Quid] commands without killing him. “While Grace sees these as signs that Butcher may not be ‘such an asshole.’ at least for now…
Now this is where we start to get some quick scenes from other storylines, including Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) finally gets the family life he’s wanted for so long. But how will he deal with the fact that his job is to “discipline” the very supes that his idolizing daughter?
From there, we see Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) sharpening her tools and Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) witnessing an uncomfortably brutal exchange between Homelander and A-Train (Jessie T. Usher). But that’s the exchange between Vought leader Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) and Starlight which was fascinating because it gave us the impression that Edgar is already looking ahead… and Starlight as the new leader of the Seven? I always thought Vought had some sort of genetic “killswitch” that he could flip on Homelander if need be…
Ashley (Colby Minify) alert! And if you were wondering if his life was going to get less stressful this season, look no further than when Homelander decided to knock someone out of the sky to their bloody death before making his next public appearance. And he’s acclaimed for that too! Yeah, Ashley’s face speaks for all of us.
Oh oh ! Something happens and the ‘gloves are off’ because Hughie sees something which leads him to realize that the government route isn’t working and they’re going to have to go ‘old school’ on some supes (and we learned from Karen Fukuhara during his reaction to the trailer for vanity lounge that the guy was killed by a supes-themed dildo).
Ouch. It was a nasty exchange of glances between Claudia DoumitVictoria “Vic” Neuman and Starlight, jaw-dropping congresswoman (literally). But then we learn that there might be another way to “blow Homelander’s fucking brains out” that won’t require Neuman’s particular “talent”… Jensen Ackles‘ Soldier Boy (who clearly has his own anger issues).
From there, we see Butcher fire Compound V to give him the boost he needs to deal with Homelander. We also see a thawed (and now escaped) Soldier Boy lost, confused, and on the run before he (apparently) does serious damage to a building from his power surges.
Once again, Mother’s Milk has to be the voice of reason in reminding Butcher that taking Compound V goes against everything they fought for. But after a scene showing him more than comfortable with his new powers, Butcher says he needs them to level the playing field.
From there we get some quick gun and violence cuts (with bonus points for Laurie Holden‘s Crimson Countess highlighting her powers) before Homelander again references her “true” self to the world (as he did earlier) before offering her own public poll: “I mean, they fucking love me.” From there we get more cuts of action and violence, and let’s just say we’re not big fans of the position that Tomer ChaponSerge alias Frenchie finds himself in it (although the dance number with Kimiko from Fukuhara is superb). And Mother’s Milk breaking the bat on Butcher without him even flinching? Ouch.
And then we cut the credits… but wait! We have a final scene where Butcher and the crew watch an unthawed Soldier Boy stagger from his cryogenic chamber. And it looks like it’s got a whole ton of pent-up power it needs to burn through fast (makes us think back to that destroyed building earlier). As for Soldier Boy being a “weapon” to defeat Homelander? We can’t help but think this plan won’t work and that SB and Homelander will have a lot more in common than they think.