After the shocking season 3 ending, viewers itching for any sliver of The Boy’s content need look no further. Gen V, an Amazon Prime spin-off, gave viewers a glimpse of what Homelander (Antony Starr) was up to in the off-season.
Before the closing credits rolled, The Boys season 3 ending delivered one final gut blow because it wouldn’t be The Boys without one. One follower of Starlight (Erin Moriarty) develops after Homelander presents his super-powered son Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) to a group of devotees. He levels the demonstrator in the face with his laser beam eyes in a typical Homelander style. But instead of being horrified, everyone in the crowd, including Ryan, celebrates the murderer.
Fans won’t see The Boys season 4 for some time, but the Gen V premiere provided some information about what is happening with the commander of The Seven. In a moment you won’t want to miss, GamesRadar+ reported that Gen V episode 1 contained a news clip revealing Homelander was currently facing trial for killing the Starlight protester. One story began, “After brutally murdering an innocent protester…” but quickly ended.
Vought International would disagree with the story that the protester was innocent. PR for Vought was quick to produce a tiny revisionist history since they were always willing to portray The Seven in a favorable light. The CEO of Vought, Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie), promised supporters on the Vought International YouTube channel that they were fully behind Homelander.
She turned to the camera and continued, “In the coming months, Homelander will go on trial for saving his son from a vicious, Starlight-loving thug.” While The Boys’ meta-propaganda is consistently fantastic, it also provides more material for fans to enjoy while the show is off the air. Naturally, Vought refused to acknowledge that Homelander killed a civilian carelessly and without hesitation. The main problem for The Boys season 4 will be Homelander’s return, which will be much stronger than before — despite how feeble Starr believes Homelander to be. Homelander still needs to be effectively destroyed, and Vought is just as much in his crosshairs as anyone else.
The most logical way to assassinate Homelander, as most comic readers are aware, is by exploiting his son. But based on the last seconds of The Boys season 3, Ryan is also in trouble. Ryan has no one else to turn to after losing his mother and experiencing Butcher’s (Karl Urban) stern rejection. Homelander has easily brainwashed him to his side because he now knows what The Seven’s leader is capable of and is so numb to violence. To get rid of Homelander once and for all, The Boys Season 4 will probably need to figure out a method to win Ryan over to The Boys’ cause.
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