Amazon Prime Video’s hit series, The Boys, parodies The Batman with posters featuring an appropriately obscene gesture (among other things).
Amazon Prime Video’s hit series, The Boysparodies The Batman with posters featuring an appropriately obscene gesture (among other things). Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book series of the same name, The Boys takes place in a deranged, albeit true-to-life world where superheroes have embraced celebrity status and, more often than not, are the equivalent of corrupt politicians. The series satirizes well-known Marvel and DC superheroes like Captain America, Superman, and, of course, Batman.
The Boys follows Hughie Campbell, Billy Butcher, and their eponymous group who have been wronged by superheroes, or “Supes.” Its first two seasons saw them seek to expose Vought International, its use of Compound V, and The Seven—which are essentially the Justice League. Its cast includes Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Claudia Doumit, and Colby Minifie. Season 3 is set to feature newcomers Katia Winter as Little Nina and Jensen Ackles as Solider Boy. ace The Batman lays siege to the box office, The Boys has decided to capitalize on the hype.
The Boys‘ official Twitter account dropped a series of posters featuring characters from the show and mocking Batman. For example, Kimiko flashes an obscene gesture in place of Robert Pattinson’s Batman for “The Female,” Frenchie is front and center on a poster reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series and Mother’s Milk does his best Michael Keaton impersonation. Check them out below:
The Boys has been praised for its dark humor and social commentary both on streaming and online. The series and its promotional material often take shots at everyone and everything. Before the release of any trailers for season 3, the show’s marketing campaign has released shorts like The Boys: Vought News Network, parodying our real-world news industry. A day before the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, The Boys parodied Disney+ and a handful of popular television shows. Ironically, as The Boys continues to ridicule the MCU and DCEU, it’s on the verge of creating a universe of its own.
Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have said that they are always discussing The Boys spin-off ideas in the form of shows or movies. The animated anthology, The Boys: Diabolical, recently became available on its respective streaming service. And, at least one episode is set within the continuity of the live-action show. In addition to Diabolical, a live-action spin-off focusing on a Supe college run by Vought—which will parody Professor Charles Xavier and the X-Men—is currently in the works. That said, you can almost bet jokes will be made at the expense of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before season 3 of The Boys premieres on June 3.
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