The Boys: Antony Starr honors the start of filming for S04 with Nod to The Past


Over the weekend we covered how Erin Moriarty may have been the first person associated with Amazon and showrunner & EP Eric Kripkeit is The boys to offer our first official warning that we’re not ready for what’s to come with the fourth season. It came after Kripke, Moriarty, Jack Quaid, Antoine Starr, Chace Crawford, Karl Urban, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Jessie T. Usher, and others had arrived from Toronto to begin work. (Jensen Ackles rumors about Soldier Boy). Well, it looks like today. The day filming officially begins, according to a tweet Monday from Starr (Homelander). But Starr looks to the future while pausing to respect the past…

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Here’s a preview of Starr’s tweet from earlier today offering a behind-the-scenes look at the original The Seven from season one before Amazon’s Prime Video series begins on the next chapter:

Back in July, Kripke covered a ton of stuff in his interview with Variety (check out the full interview with a ton of other details here), with highlights focusing on Butcher (Urban), Ryan (Cameron Crovetti), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), Stars light (Erin Moriarty), Boy soldier (Jensen Ackles) and Black Black (Nathan Mitchell):

So should we expect Ryan to become “Brightburn”? “Ryan is a very important part of the story because he’s part Becca, part Homelander. If Butcher can figure out how to pull himself together and get the kid back, that might be the best weapon they have against Homelander. But vice versa. If Homelander wins the child, it’s apocalyptic because then there are two Homelanders. It’s like a children’s drama with apocalyptic stakes. It’s like “Kramer vs. Kramer” meets “Avengers.” : Endgame”. So it will be a very rich story moving forward.”

How will Butcher react knowing he’s on a “crazy clock”? “He has so much to do that he hasn’t done. And everything he’s tried to do so far has exploded in the most horrific way. What we find fascinating about the question we’re asking About Butcher is that he is self-aware enough to realize that he is causing his own unhappiness? Is he self-aware enough to see if he can really change? These are some- some of the interesting conversations we’re starting to have for Season 4.”

Maeve’s departure will make things more difficult for Starlight…at least until she returns? “I don’t think ‘The Boys’ will end without Maeve showing up again… We needed a way to gracefully get Maeve out of the show, to let her head out. Obviously, we didn’t want to not kill her. and fall into the tropes of gay characters and bisexual characters on shows getting killed. We wanted to do the opposite of that and send her in and give her a happy ending with Elena. The best way to do it was, well, to take her powers away and she’s no longer useful in combat And we did that because Annie can’t really grow until all the characters that are there to protect her It was important for his next step for his mentor characters and his protective characters are leaving. And so it’s only up to Annie. There’s only Annie left. So what is it? what is she going to do?”

Black Black is dead! Long live the Black Black! “Spoiler-free, I’ll just say this: When you have a silent character in a mask, it’s reasonably easy to recast… If you notice in flashbacks this season, it was a different actor [Fritzy-Klevans Destine] and maybe the reason we did this is that if we were to recast Noir, we could recast it with Nathan [Mitchell, the original Black Noir actor].

Just because Soldier Boy is on the ice doesn’t mean he can’t come back…right? “The old adage on TV is like, never kill anyone unless you really, really have to. Never close a door, open a window. We’ll all have to wait and see, but I can’t imagine that the series ends without Soldier Boy doing another appearance.”

With filming scheduled for August, how are things going with the Season 4 scripts? “I’m starting to watch some early drafts of the first couple. We’re still early, I think right now we’re breaking episode 3 and I’m reading a draft of episode 1. And even in to At this point, it’s still early days with a heavy rewrite and we’re still here to figure it all out. But it’s super interesting and fun and really, really emotionally charged. Probably as emotionally complicated as we’ve ever been. Now, that’s been my big takeaway. Everyone really deals with their core issues in a pretty exciting way, a very character-driven season.”

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