Karl Urban Gets A Deadly Upgrade In The Boys Season 3, See The Poster

By Britta DeVore | 2 months ago

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Things look like they are about to heat up in the new season of The Boys. In a photo shared to Twitter today via the show’s official account, followers saw Karl Urban aka Billy Butcher like he’s never been seen before. Looking strong in a black and white image, something seems to be different with Billy’s eyes which are glowing with a bright light. The photo’s caption gives us a little hint of what’s to come reading, “Soon, it’ll be time to level the playing field.” It seems as though the caption combined with whatever is about to shoot out of Billy’s eyes is alluding to Homelander’s red laser peepers. We’ll still need to wait quite a bit longer and pontificate as to what it all means, as the third season of the Amazon Prime Video series isn’t slated to be released until June 3.

Returning alongside Karl Urban to appear in the newest season of the brutal superhero-based series will be Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell. Although details surrounding The Boys Season 3 are being kept under wraps, we do know that the series plans to introduce some new characters played by some A-list names. Included in the lineup will be Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy, Frances Turner as Monique, Laurie Holden as Crimson Countess, Sean Patrick Flannery as Gunpowder, Miles Gaston Villanueva as Supersonic, Katia Winter as Little Nina, Nick Wechsler as Blue Hawk, and Kristen Booth and Jack Doolan as Tessa and Tommy aka the TNT Twins. The Boys was developed by Eric Kripke, who also created the 15 season phenomenon known as Supernatural. Season 3 will mark a reunion of sorts for Kripke and Ackles who previously worked together on Supernatural. Hartley Gorenstein, Gabriel Garcia, and Nick Barrucci serve as producers on The Boys

The series, which first hit the streaming service back in 2019, pulls its story from a comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Initially picked up by DC Comics’s Wildstorm imprint, the comic would eventually move to Dynamite Entertainment. The story takes place in a world where humans with superpowers are revered and considered heroes by normal civilians no matter how awful they really are. Hoping to turn a profit from this new type of celebrity, a company called Vought International seeks to own all of those with extra-human abilities. Because of the corruption and brutality carried out at the hands of Vought International, a vigilante group known as The Boys, led by Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher sets out to hold accountable those using their powers for evil. 

An absolute success, the live-action series spawned an animated spin-off titled, The Boys Presents: Diabolical. Pulling in both new and old characters, the show tells different stories in the universe of The Boys. Included in the lineup of voices you’ll hear are Seth Rogan, Awkwafina, and Kumail Nanjiani. If you’re looking for something to hold you over until you’re able to find out just what Karl Urban’s character is about to shoot out of his eyes when The Boys returns over the summer, be sure to check out The Boys Presents: Diabolical which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.