EntertainmentHow Diabolical Connects To The Boys Live-Action Series

How Diabolical Connects To The Boys Live-Action Series


Showrunner Erik Kripke confirmed at least one episode of “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” is definitely canon, but that was not originally the plan. The very last episode of the series” tells the origin story of Homelander and how he went from optimistic superhero to cynical murderer. The episode, titled “One Plus One Equals Two,” shows Homelander’s debut as a superhero and as a sort of spiritual successor to Soldier Boy, the man tasked with leading the superhero world — no pressure! 

What makes the episode so surprising is that it shows Homelander was actually a proper hero, at least for a second. He genuinely seems to want to help people, but he also has a very short temper and a lot of emotional scars due to a lifetime to being raised and trained in a lab, which makes him violent. In “One Plus One Equals Two,” Homelander’s first mission goes horribly wrong and he ends up killing a whole lot of people. It also presents the origin of Homelander and Black Noir’s relationship, with the former initially despising his silent babysitter, then learning to trust him as a silent confidant. 

In a recent interview, Kripke revealed that, while the original plan didn’t specify that this episode would be canon, it ended up being so good they had no choice but to accept it as the truth of Homelander’s origin. Kripke said:

“There is a certain amount of background setup of really understanding the relationship between Homelander and Black Noir and giving us a deeper understanding before Season 3.”

While the live-action show has only teased a deeper bond between the two superheroes, comic book readers know there is a longer and darker history between the two. It remains to be seen if the live-action show will actually adapt that part of the story, but Kripke’s comments seem to indicate we will see more of their relationship, regardless.

Perhaps most interesting is that this is not the only episode that may connect to The Boys. In that same interview, Kripke says there is another episode that could connect to the main show, and it rules.



Source link

Latest News

What does it mean to be an innovative company?

At Fast Company’s MIC Summit and Gala, executives Deloitte, Pivot Bio, and Pfizer laid out what innovation means...

Kenya Partners With Marathon To Monetize Underused Energy By Mining

Kenya has signed a deal with Bitcoin miner Marathon Digital Holdings to monetize the country's underutilized energy resources....

Will Eurozone inflation derail the ECB’s rate cut plans?

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly...

Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership

Recent rumors have held that Apple will be allowing chatbots to integrate more deeply into its operating systems,...

Trump Promises To Free Ross Ulbricht, Yet He Wants To Execute Drug Dealers

"We're going to be asking everyone who sells drugs, gets caught selling drugs," former President Donald Trump said...

Must Read

The Real-Life Woman That Inspired Japanese Horror Classic Ring

The Japanese horror classic Ring was partially inspired...

Marcus and Millichap CEO on malls: Movies theaters, other entertainment are huge drivers

Hess Nadji, Marcus and Millichap CEO, joins 'Power...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you