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THE BOYS showrunner confirms the series won’t end like the comic

THE BOYS showrunner confirms the series won’t end like the comic

The boys showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed that the Prime Video series will not end the same way as the comic. It also addresses the Black Noir twist in the comic.

It was clear The boys the series is not a direct adaptation of Garth Ennis comic, and as the show has progressed from season to season, we’ve seen an increasingly significant deviation from the source material.

When we get to the end of the series, don’t expect the same ending as the comic, because Kripke has something else planned.

If you haven’t read the comic, stay away because I’m getting into spoiler territory.

At the end of the comic, readers learn that Noir was a clone of Homelander all along and was responsible for committing the leader of the Seven’s most heinous crimes.

Kripke was asked in a recent interview if he considered sticking to the comics for this particular twist in the story, and he replied, “No, and I don’t mind saying that.”

He explained: “In the comics, he’s a clone of Homelander the whole time and he’s actually the one who does all these horrible things. And once again, it’s an incredible twist. But it’s like, well wait, the bad guy I followed isn’t really the bad guy.

“And the mileage varies, and I’m sure the fans are upset that I’m not going in that direction, but it didn’t feel that satisfying. I think if I’m going to follow this bad guy, I want this guy to be the bad guy. So I was never really interested in the clone idea.

He goes on to say, “Also, cloning also seems — I’m going to sound silly — but cloning seems too magical for the show. We try to say that superheroes are the only slippery banana and everything else we try to make as grounded as possible.”

The showrunner added: “There are some things in the comic that we couldn’t do even if we wanted to. I think there are some shocking twists in the comic, but I wish they were just a little more emotionally satisfying.

He teased the ending, saying: “And so the ending that I have in mind is – certainly as elements that are inspired by it. But it’s not the comic book ending.”

It will be interesting to see what Kripke and his team have in mind for the finale, which will arrive in season five. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this crazy journey.

Source: variety

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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