In The Boys Season 3, Karl Urban explores the possible consequences of Billy Butcher's new abilities.
A new trailer for The Boys Season 3 teased the series' goriest season yet, showing Butcher preparing to level the playing field by assuming a version of Compound V that provides him superpowers for 24 hours.
Butcher has a price to pay in The Boys Season 3
Urban now addresses this intriguing The Boys Season 3 twist, implying that Butcher's new abilities may have huge ramifications.
In an interview with The Guardian, Urban admits that the addition of Butcher's abilities sparked a variety of talks about the unpleasant reality he would face as a result.
“I had a lot of discussions about what having powers might be like, and I was like: ‘Well, it’s gonna hurt, right?’ It comes back to the question: what is the cost of power? The cost is that it actually causes an extreme amount of pain. [...]”
Urban also teases that Butcher's new adoptive parent role may be strained by these new skills, hinting at a potentially difficult season ahead for his character.
More dilemma for The Boys
After spending years in hiding due to Ryan being Homelander's (Starr) son, Butcher's wife, Becca, died tragically, accidentally, at the hands of her own kid, Ryan, in Season 2 of The Boys.
While the depth of Butcher and Ryan's relationship in Season 3 is uncertain, Urban's words indicate that the two are seeking to create a father-son bond.
Throughout his promotional run, Urban has teased a range of fascinating The Boys Season 3 scenarios, previously revealing how Butcher's new powers will force him to choose between becoming a superhero and a supervillain.
The Boys Season 3 release date
The Boys, an Amazon Prime Video hit series, premiered in 2019 and follows a vigilante group led by Butcher as they seek to bring down Vought Industries and their corrupt lineup of superpowered humans known as "supes." The Boys was created by Eric Kripke, with Seth Rogen serving as executive producer.
With the first three episodes due to air on June 3, fans shouldn't be surprised if The Boys Season 3 touches on darker subjects.