The comic book genre has become so saturated in pop-culture, and everything is going to come full circle when Avengers: Endgame releases later this month. Interesting thing is, Seth Rogen and his creative team have partnered with Amazon to bring us this series called The Boys, and it looks to be satire on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Here’s the official description:
THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven," and their formidable Vought backing.
In a sense, the show actually feels like a cross between the Avengers and Watchmen, with the superheroes given some ‘realistic’ celebrity traits which don’t necessarily put them in a good light. With creators Rogen and Evan Goldberg onboard, I still expect the show to have some crude humor, but it could be an interesting commentary on superheroes and the problems of idolizing them.
It’s also worth noting that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is also credited as a creator for the show as well.
With James Gunn’s Brightburn already poking satire at superheroes, it’s going to be interesting to see where The Boys will go. You’ll recognize star Karl Urban from Thor: Ragnarok as Skurge the Executioner, and it will be interesting to see him go up against this world’s version of the Avengers.
The Boys comes out July 26.