THE BOYS trailer – Amazon’s new comic book-based series makes heroes into villains

THE BOYS trailer – Amazon’s new comic book-based series makes heroes into villains

If you’re getting a little bit of superhero fatigue, THE BOYS may be just what you’re looking for. Karl Urban plays Billy Butcher, a man who wants to bring down corrupt superheroes who have abused their powers and position in society. He recruits Hughie (played Jack Quaid) after the young man’s girlfriend is killed violently in horrible accident by the superspeed-powered A-Train (Jessie T. Usher). Simon Pegg also plays Hughie’s father, and you can see him briefly in the final trailer below. You’ll also get a glimpse of Starlight (Erin Moriarty), another superpowered personality who might end up helping Butcher’s crew, which is made up of Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara). The heroes in question are called “The Supes of The Seven” which consists of Homelander (Antony Starr), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), The Deep (Chace Crawford), Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) and the aforementioned A-Train. Check out the brutal final trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

What happens when superheroes – who, in this world, are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good? It’s the powerless against the super powerful as a vigilante group known as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the most popular heroes (called The Seven) and Vought, the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets.

THE BOYS premieres July 26, 2019

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