Taking executive producer Eric Kripke at his word (and there's no reason why we shouldn't), fans should be getting some news about the Amazon Prime's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series The Boys pretty much any day now. While we've been counting the days down until Butcher's return, his real-world counterpart Karl Urban has been doing his part holding President Trump's feet to the fire for his steady stream of hate-filled, divisive, and paranoid ramblings (live and on social media). Trump's latest toss of red meat was in response to 75-year-old Buffalo, New York, activist Martin Gugino, who ended up in serious but stable condition after being pushed by two police officers at a protest. The incident was caught on video and quickly went viral, with protests taking place around the world over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and against police brutality against the Black community.
Except in Trump's world, it's always about blaming the victim. Taking to Twitter, the POTUS spread a nonsensical conspiracy theory from a right-wing site that has Gugino as an "ANTIFA provocateur" who was "scanning" the officers he approached. Essentially, Trump's saying that the two officers who pushed the 75-year-old (as well as all of the officers who ignored him as he lay there bleeding) are the "victims" and Gugino was the real "domestic terrorist" (and not the KKK, NRA, or militia type). Well, Urban wasn't having any of that. Taking a page from Anakin Skywalker's dark turn from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Urban flexes his geek muscles to explain to Trump that feeling sorry for the Buffalo police officers is the same as feeling for the whiny dude who would kill a crapload of younglings and eventually learn to appreciate the hard way the importance of having the high ground. More importantly, it stresses the point that there's a difference between having a "different perspective" and blatantly lying:
Coruscant resident accused of slaughtering Jedi Younglings is innocent ! 22 year old Anakin Skywalker walked into Jedi Temple to teach lightsaber technique & was rushed by all his students who impaled themselves on Skywalkers laser sword. I've seen security footage TOTAL SET UP ! https://t.co/dCiElrXB0R
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 9, 2020
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 Aya Cash, Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit, Patton Oswalt, and a returning Malcolm Barrett.
Some Things About "The Boys" Season One You Should Know
Here's a look at the previous trailers and teasers for The Boys, with some serious eye-opening NSFW stuff, and make sure to check out Bleeding Cool's two-scoops-of-spoilers-filled review of the series premiere here.
On the side of The Boys, Urban's Billy Butcher is mysterious and brutal, hiding a personal agenda as he approaches potential new recruit Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie's rage over his girlfriend Robin's accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the super-hero franchise.
Rounding out Butcher's team are 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 flip side, The Seven are Starr (American Gothic) as The Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; Jesse T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) as speedster with a major PR problem, A-Train; Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; Alex Hassell as perverted invisible hero Translucent (who's not really…you know… "translucent"); and Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones) is Starlight/Annie, a young woman who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes and dreams of being a "real superhero" like the famous Seven.