The first trailer for the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s deconstructionist superhero series The boys was based on the shocking revelation of Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher suddenly having Homelander-style eye lasers – plus some quick cuts of extreme and bizarre violence The boys shenanigans, but this new trailer finally explores some explanations for what’s going on.
We first see Antony Starr’s Homelander make various TV appearances insisting, over and over again, that he’s fine after the events of the show’s second season. He’s obviously full of shit, because he’s Homelander, but this round gives Starr plenty of opportunities to flash his terrible smile. The second big thing in this teaser is that Butcher shoots green juice that gives him superpowers, setting up an ethical debate about whether it’s okay to use superpowers to kill bad guys who don’t. don’t deserve to have superpowers (that’s probably not right).
The third big thing is the debut of Jensen Ackles’ character, Soldier Boy, who seems like a Bad Captain America in the vein of Starr’s Bad Superman (finally giving an additional portrayal of Bad Marvel in a show that already has a Bad Wonder Woman , Bad Flash and Bad Aquaman). Ackles is, of course, from another beloved genre show, so it’s nice to see a crossover here.
The boys also stars Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Karen Fukuhara, Chace Crawford and Jessie T. Usher. It will return for its third season to Amazon Prime Video on June 3. If you need more The boys prior to that, he briefly returned for a recently titled anime anthology series The Boys Presents: Devilish. There is also the troubled superhero college spinoff which finally started production this month after some redesign issues. Amazon shows tend to take a little time, so one could be way off.