The Boys: Karl Urban Did Side Work for the Empire, Fan of Kylo's Crew

When you're busting your butt on the set for long hours at a time on a mentally and physically intense series like Amazon Prime's The Boys, there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of a perk here or there. Especially when you're Karl Urban, and you have the chance to appear in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Yes, that's right, Urban was in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Speaking with Digital Spy, Urban revealed (or confirmed, depending on if you saw his name in the three-hour-long end credits) that it is his name listed under "Additional Voices" and that he played a stormtrooper- with a line of dialogue, too.

"Here's the process," explained Urban. "I had the good fortune to go and visit JJ Abrams [film director] while he was shooting The Rise of Skywalker. While I was there, he put me in a stormtrooper uniform and we had a really fun day on set. It's been one of my life-long goals to be a stormtrooper, so I can tick that off now." As for when that famous scene happens, check out the image below- set aboard Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver) spaceship. "What is in the cut is my voice saying 'Knights of Ren' as Kylo Ren walks down a hallway past two stormtroopers. I am one of those stormtroopers," he said.

Karl Urban in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Image: TWDC)
Karl Urban in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Image: TWDC)

The Boys: Let's Take a Look Ahead and a Look Back

In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of The Boys, Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront (Aya Cash), shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.

The following second-season teaser picks up where things left off last time: a bloody Homelander meeting his son. From there, we have a bloody mess that finds A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) not doing so well; Homelander taking on Starlight (Erin Moriarty); Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) stepping up his presence, The Deep (Chace Crawford) still trying to not be so shallow; a quick look at Butcher's good boy Terror, and more. Joining the series this season are Cash, Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit, Patton Oswalt, and a returning Malcolm Barrett.

Amazon Prime Video also released a preview introducing Stormfront (Cash) in all of her social media glory. In the opening scene, we get to see Vought's PR campaign making the public feel comfy about supes in the military just before the set gets a visitor, much to the chagrin of Homelander, Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), and public relation powerhouse Ashley (Colby Minifie). But Stormfront's not just there to make a name for herself, because she's already done that. That's because Mr. Edgar just named her as the late, not-so-great Translucent's replacement- and Homelander's not happy.

Speaking of Mr. Edgar, during "The Boys F**kin' Reunion," Kripke previewed the first three minutes of the second season opener (at around the 47:30 mark) that plans are moving forward to embed supes with the military, with the Vought CEO and Secretary of Defense Robert Singer (Jim Beaver) negotiating "collateral damage" while Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) takes care of a first-season threat.

On the side of The Boys, the series also stars Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother's Milk; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers; and Tomer Capon as unpredictable wild card Frenchie, a brutal warrior when who lives a life of no attachments or responsibilities. On the side of The Seven, we can't forget Alex Hassell's late (and not-so-great) invisible hero Translucent.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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