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The Boys: this ambitious project close to the MCU ultimately aborted

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun24,2024

In five years and 4 seasons (the 5th will be the last), the series The Boys has won over its audience thanks to its satire of superheroes, its gore and its dark humor. But we have just learned that at the beginning, the project was imagined very differently, closer to Marvel and its MCU.

The Boys: this ambitious project close to the MCU finally aborted

The Boys are still a hit

Amazon Prime Video can congratulate itself. The return of The Boys, the platform's parent series, achieves excellent audiences. The release of season 4brought in 21% more spectators compared to the previous season. the last. After a fairly criticized season 3, Eric Kripke's show returns with a bang thanks to its very significant media coverage, and reassures from these first episodes. The latest one even took us at the heart of Homelander's childhood, before he became this cruel parody of Superman/Clark Kent. A way to dig a little deeper into the psyche of of the star of the series played by the excellent Anthony Starr.

The creator of the series built his project around a vast parody of DC Comics superheroes via the Justice League, as well as Marvel by criticizing the Avengers, and imagines what society would be like. if these defenders of Earth used their powers to manipulate and corrupt it.

The Boys, a saga marvel 

But the director whowould like to knock on the door to Disney to make a Star Wars film,saga of which he is a fan, almost saw his baby never to be born, or at least to initially be something completely different: a cinematic trilogy. A project presented in 2008 at Hollywood Studios, the year of the release of the very first Iron Man, a film that marked “Ultimately, it was planned in 2008 not 2018. I think they weren't ready for that yet.” confesses more than fifteen years later Adam McKay, producer, director and screenwriter close to Hollywood. We owe him many comedies with the American actor Will Ferrel orThe Big Short: The Heist of the Century with Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. ;

We imagine that the launch of the MCU at the same time made Hollywood reluctant to give the green light to the project. A undoubtedly wise choice, given what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become over time.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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