The season 3 finale of The Boys gave new insights into various characters including Soldier Boy’s befuddled past and the potential of Homelander’s son Ryan Butcher. Staying true to its craft of satirization of the exponential superhero culture and its real-world associations with the American military-industrial complex, the first episode of The Boys dealt with NSFW Ant-Man and Thanos memes.
With that said, what will happen in The Boys season 4, considering the show’s proclivity to bring changes to the source material?
Here’s a quick rundown of The Boys season 4.
When is The Boys season 4 expected to release?
Season 3 of The Boys finished streaming on Amazon Original in the summer of 2022, which was followed by a quick renewal of Season 4. Owing to the leaked on-set photos, it was unraveled that the cast is shooting for The Boys season 4 in Toronto in August 2022.
According to Collider, “Filming of the highly anticipated season is rumored to wrap in March 2023.” As a result, The Boys season 4 is expected to be on our screens in Fall 2023.
Who are the cast members of The Boys season 4?
According to the sources, previously, the creators of the show revealed the two costumes of unseen supes. One of them is Firecracker, a redhead with a red white, and blue costume, with a firearm attached to her hip. Collider writes, “Due to The Boys’ previous representation of American nationalism, her colors may hint at questionable morals and a possible alliance with Homelander.”
At the time of writing, the sources haven’t revealed Firecracker’s powers, however, allusions have been drawn to The Fantastic Four’s Human Torch and her physical review leads her to be similar to Scarlett Johansson.
The role of Firecracker will be reprised by Valorie Curry. Curry is popular for her roles in The Twilight Saga as Charlotte and in The Tick as Dot Everest.
The second character that the series revealed is Sister Sage. Donning a gilded vesture with brown fabrics and sunglasses with brown lenses, Sister Sage‘s character is drawn parallel with those in Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings owing to her fingers being anointed with rings. Not only that but similarity is also drawn between her and Marvel’s Runaways character Nico Minoru, who is also referred to as Sister Grimm.
Owing to her textures and color palate, parallels have also been drawn between her and Marvel’s Luke Cage. The role of Sister Sage will reportedly be reprised by Susan Heyward, popular for her role as Tamika Ward in Orange is The New Black.
What can we expect to happen in The Boys season 4?
In a conversation with E! News, showrunner Eric Kripke hinted about the plotline of The Boys season 4. Kripke mentions that season 4 will focus on The Butcher and Homelander’s fight over Ryan, as they draw parallels with the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads.
Additionally, he also mentioned that he perceives the relationship between The Butcher and Homelander as similar to that of Batman and The Joker or Holmes and Moriarty. Kripke also teased that season 4 will revolve around the rise of Victoria Neuman, a morally ambiguous supe in the White House who harbors the potential to kill anyone and pose a problem for both Vought and The Boys.
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