The Boys Celebrates Batman With Striking New Character Posters
The Batman is out in theaters now, and The boys celebrated the occasion with new character posters inspired by the Caped Crusader.
Posted on social media, the five character posters spotlight each member of The Boys while paying homage to the Batman adaptations. Leading the charge is a poster for Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), featuring the character’s original comic book name, “The Female”, while featuring the same red light style as The Batman‘s posters featuring star Robert Pattinson. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) and Frenchie/Serge (Tomer Kapon) each received posters based on batman begins, batman forever, Batman (1989) and Batman: The Animated Seriesrespectively.
The post was accompanied by the statement, “Want to see a magic trick? We’re gonna make the supes disappear.” The message is a clear reminder of the Joker’s dialogue with other members of organized crime in The black Knight (2008), when he kills someone with a pencil. Of course, this is not the first time that The boys poked fun at the releases of other mainstream superhero franchises.
In October 2021, the Prime Video series released photoshopped images of The Boys, imagining what they would look like if they had instead become members of The Seven, like Homelander and Queen Maeve. The images were made to spoof the Marvel Cinematic Universe What if…? series on Disney+, again with dialogue inspired by another property.
Coincidently, The Batman released in theaters the same day as The boys animated spinoff, The Boys Presents: Devilish, debuted on Prime Video. The series consists of eight episodes lasting around 15 minutes each, including one inspired directly by the original comic book series, as opposed to the live broadcast. However, the final Diabolical was deemed canon of the show by The boys showrunner Eric Kripke, with the entirety of Diabolical hold fans back until the show’s third season is released in June.
The upcoming season will introduce new supes for the boys to tackle, including Supernatural former Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy and The Walking Deadis Laurie Holden as the Crimson Countess. The two serve as twists on Marvel’s Captain America and Scarlet Witch, respectively, and are members of the Avengers-like team Payback. The boys version of Batman, Tek Knight, is also a member of this comic book team, but aside from a Season 1 name, there’s no indication he’ll be joining the show anytime soon.
The Batman is now in theaters, while The Boys Presents: Devilish is available to stream in its entirety on Prime Video. The boys Season 3 hits the streaming service on June 3, 2022.
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