‘I Find Superhero Shows Hypocritical’: The Boys Season 3 Showrunner Reveals Hate For MCU Shows

The Boys has returned with Season 3 and the Boys’ showrunner has revealed their hatred for shows that are built in the MCU.  The Amazon Prime show is known for its graphic violence and nudity. Based on dark comedy, the show portrays problems that are still existing in real life. This season of the series is looking quite promising because the previous ones won six Emmy nominations last year.

The Boys Showrunner Eric Kripke
The Boys Showrunner Eric Kripke

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kripke explained that the TV shows make the violent scenes look exciting which excites people to watch more of them.  Fans of the series came to know that Antony Starr’s Homelander is a metaphor for Donald Trump as he exhibits white male grievance, nationalism, and racism. Season 3 shows Homelander getting overwhelmed with taking control of the massive corporation, and firing competent individuals while running misleading campaigns.

Kripke Has A Problem With Shows or Movies That Show Violence

The Boys
The Boys available on Amazon Prime

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Kripke shared that the show is balanced by representing the horrific behaviour of the higher-ups while simultaneously criticising it, saying “I take issue with movies and TV shows that show violence that’s clearly meant to be enjoyable or exciting and then condemn you for enjoying the violence.”

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I find that hypocritical. I don’t think this show does that. I think this show is a deconstruction. We are a superhero show, but we deconstruct and break down and shine a light on the complete fucking absurdities of a superhero show and poke a lot of fun at what it is to be a superhero, and how stupid that world is, and how horrible they’d be as people.” Though he didn’t mention MCU, he has indirectly referenced it as MCU does make action-packed shows and movies.

How Homelander Story Is Important in The Boys Season 3

Homelander from The Boys
Homelander from The Boys

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Kripke also discussed the world which only seems to follow those public figures who misuse their authority. He wants to share this message through Homelander’s character. “But part of it is where Homelander’s story naturally goes. He has this really combustible mix of complete weakness and insecurity, and just horrible power and ambition, and it’s just such a deadly combo. Of course, he would feel victimized that people are angry that he dated a Nazi. All he ever wants is to be the most powerful person he can be, even though he’s completely inadequate in his abilities to handle it. So it’s white-male victimization and unchecked ambition. And those issues just happened to reflect the guy who, it’s just still surreal to say it, was fucking president of the United States. And it’s a bigger issue than just Trump. The more awful public figures act, the more fans they seem to be getting. That’s a phenomenon that we wanted to explore, that Homelander is realizing that he can actually show them who he really is and they’ll love him for it.”

The Boys is available on Amazon Prime Video.

 

 

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