Antony Starr applauds a real-life hero who is dressed as Homelander from the hit Amazon Prime show The Boys.
The Boys star Antony Starr expresses his love for a real-life superhero who suited up as a Halloween Homelander.
In The Boys universe, superheroes are like daily celebs, but they’re much less noble than one would imagine.
Starr’s Homelander is the leader of a superhero group, The Seven, and while he may look like an ideal all-American savior, fans are aware of the reality. Selfish, arrogant, and psychopathic, Homelander is, in fact, the main villain of the show.
The second season of The Boys, which concluded in October, saw Homelander appear to be loving his Nazi girlfriend Stormfront (Aya Cash) and his offspring Ryan (Cameron Crovetti).
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It didn’t last long, however, when Ryan violently assaulted Stormfront while Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) blackmailed the leader of The Seven, turning him helpless.
The Boys season 3 which begins filming in early 2021, will see Homelander in a rather vulnerable position, as he is likely to attempt to retake control over everything around him.
Needless to say, viewers will be pretty curious about what Homelander is going to do next.
There’s one Homelander, though, fans need not be scared of. Over Halloween, reports emerged that a man dressed as Homelander, Chris Taylor, rushed into a burning house to rescue a trapped person.
The story caught Starr’s eye earlier this weekend, who enthusiastically expressed his love for Taylor on Twitter. “I w never been a prouder parent,” Starr said.
I w never been a prouder parent https://t.co/tiIk7pqlTz
— Antony Starr (@antonystarr) November 6, 2020
It’s almost a nice relief to witness a Homelander who can live up to his hero status. The Boys’ Homelander abandoned a plane — filled with people to crash, murdered innocent civilians by mistake, and conceived his kid by raping Becca Butcher (Shantel VanSanten).
It’s fair to say, between his deeds and Starr’s excellent performance, Homelander is one of the most impressive antagonists currently on TV.
Luckily, though, Taylor discovered some goodness in the costume, making him a real-life hero who genuinely seems to be much better than the fictional counterpart.