It looks like “f— supes” will very much still be in effect when “The Boys” returns next year, judging from the first Season 2 teaser anyway. Amazon unveiled the footage Friday for attendees at Comic Con Experience Brazil, and you can see it — and a very, very bloody Homelander — for yourself at the top of the page right now.
The clip begins with a silent shot of Homelander (Antony Starr) descending to the ground with a blank, freaked out look on his face — and also blood, a ton of blood. We see what appears to be the beginning of a face off with Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and the rest of The Boys, before things transition to a sizzle reel of various scenes from the upcoming season. Yes there’s plenty of Superheroes acting like celebrity douchebags, and also a surprisingly huge amount of blood. Like, really, a lot.
On hand to debut the footage for CCXP fans were Fukuhara and Starr, along with their co-stars Jessie T. Usher (A-Train) and Erin Moriarty (Starlight). Things got off to an awkward start when a technical malfunction interrupted the opening sizzle reel, but after a couple of seconds and a replay of the reel, things got back on track. Beginning with a gonzo entrance by Starr, who came out on stage holding what looked like a giant joint expelling copious smoke over the crowd — and his costars.
The panel was a more conventional affair of course, as the actors talked about their experiences in Season 1, and dropped a few non-spoilery hints as to what we can expect for season 2. One big takeaway: things are only getting gorier for our heroes and the terrible people with superpowers they’re up against.
“We have a lot more blood coming, so get ready,” Fukuhara said at one point. “Blood. Lots and lots of Blood,” Starr said later, adding that Season 2 will be “really f—ing wild. I can’t tell you what, but it is some of the weirdest things I have ever done and I can’t wait for you guys to see.” OK!
Usher meanwhile teased that in Season 2, “we learn the why” of some of the show’s crazier elements, while Moriarty said her disillusioned good girl Starlight “crosses over to the dark side. Though, Moriarty clarified, “she doesn’t lose her core desire to make the world a better place.”
We hope so, because (Spoiler) things were left unambiguously messed up at the end of season 1, most notably with the big reveal that Billy Butcher’s wife is still alive and, apparently, the mother of Homelander’s superpowered son.
The rest of us will have to wait some time to find out for ourselves, as “The Boys” returns at some point later in 2020. Along with Starr, Moriartiy, Usher and Fukuhara, it stars Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Tomer Capon (Frenchie), Dominique McElligott (Queen Maeve), and Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir).
As previously announced, Aya Cash has joined Season 2 in the role of Stormfront.