Speculating on casting is an imprecise observe, akin to calling photographs at the hours of darkness with out a lot trace of what is really coming subsequent. But Prime Video’s The Boys has a number of traits that make such theorizing not solely potential however deeply rewarding. Showrunner Eric Kripke tends to solid stars he is labored with prior to now on Supernatural. For Season 3, that meant placing Jensen Ackles into the boots of Soldier Boy, a central character for the drama of the whole season. And for Season 4 it means bringing in Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who beforehand performed John Winchester on Supernatural whereas additionally being well-known for his portrayal of Negan on The Walking Dead.
Because of Kripke’s previous relationship to those stars, it is potential to see the dynamics and roles he is used to putting them in. That alone would not be sufficient proof of something, however The Boys is an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comedian of the identical identify. Most of the characters have been round for years, and the listing of potential candidates solely grows smaller and smaller because the present progresses. By Season 4, there are just a few characters of a big sufficient stature for Morgan to play. Let’s stroll by means of them, and determine the place The Boys may take its latest solid member.
John Godolkin Would Refresh Morgan’s Leadership Skills
When requested prior to now what he’d most prefer to see tailored from the unique comedian, The Boys star Jack Quaid pointed to the G-Men arc, which spanned a number of problems with the comedian. It featured The Boys universe’s equal of the X-Men, rife with superpowered exploitation and abuse. Its model of Professor Charles Xavier is John Godolkin, a toddler abuser who managed to acquire the system for Compound V in many years previous, utilizing it on kidnapped youngsters to create his personal non-public military, fiercely loyal to him regardless of the horrors he put them by means of. While unlikely to be the middle of Season 4, bringing in Godolkin and the G-Men may serve to flesh out much more of The Boys‘ superheroic roster.
Morgan Could Don the Armor of Tek Knight
Tek Knight has the distinct benefit of getting already been talked about within the present correct, although solely ever as a miscellaneous identify thrown round. He additionally occupies a really distinct area of interest from different heroes, who’re largely outlined by their use of Compound V. Tek Knight is solely with out powers, as a substitute counting on a high-powered swimsuit of technologically superior armor. He’s a weird cross between Iron Man and Batman, a billionaire who makes use of his huge fortune to struggle crime. It’s a job the present may do attention-grabbing issues with, particularly since it could be well-served by the gravitas Morgan brings to the display screen.
Morgan Can Channel His Negan Days For Malchemical
Malchemical was a minor supe within the comics with the power to change the shape, materials and density of his physique, usually to devastating impact. While he is unlikely to have the identical bit half he did within the comics, the place he solely appeared for a number of points, he has one key trait that makes him an ideal match for Morgan. On The Walking Dead, the actor performed Negan, a cocky, manipulative villain identified for his brutality. Malchemical is equally sadistic, standing out even amongst his fellow supes as a paragon of evil. Taking that character, giving him an even bigger half after which an actor who can play him with out going too excessive is a wonderful mixture.
Morgan Might Take on Someone Entirely New
While The Boys is an adaptation of an already-existing work, it isn’t restricted to characters pulled from the pages of the comedian. Several of the present’s characters, from Kimiko’s brother Kenji to Homelander’s son Ryan, are solely authentic innovations. But simply as with these characters, it is potential Morgan may tackle the function of an present character’s relative — Starlight’s father.
While Starlight’s mom is a crucial a part of her arc all through the primary three seasons, her father is just ever talked about in passing. Bringing in Morgan to tackle the function of the caring however absent father — very similar to his function on Supernatural — can be intelligent casting taking part in into an area Kripke already is aware of Morgan can deal with.