“Believe it or not, we never try to outdo ourselves,” he says. Eric Kripke in a video call with TechMarkup When asked about the future of TheBoys in terms of how far the plot can go. The creator of the television adaptation of the comics presents us with a third season full of violence, powers, dramas and more blood than ever. The fifth episode just premiered on Prime Video and we also see Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) take ultimate form as a terrifying superhero.
Is there a point where the series will be hard to watch because of its highly gore content? “Maybe!” Kripke replies with a laugh. “Audiences will tell me, I don’t know.” He confesses that there is never a specific conversation about “we went big here, so we have to make it even bigger there”, since he considers it something “disruptive”. “I don’t think it leads anywhere good, because all you care about is getting bigger and bigger,” he says.
“We spend all the time thinking about how we go deeper and how we continue to evolve the characters and reveal aspects and assets of the characters that we have never seen before. And then from there we say, ‘Okay, so what would be the action or the drama that would come out of that?’ And that leads to some crazy moments, but I hope most of them are based on the truth that, if you had that kind of power and were in that situation, that’s what would really happen, ”he adds.
Eric Kripke He gives us as an example how horrible it would be to have laser eyes, “it wouldn’t be pretty”. The intention of the American writer and director was always to base himself on a character or in that same context of superheroes when it comes time to show a terribly violent moment. What would actually happen if it were real? Basically, that is the premise that sustains the argument of TheBoys.
“We tried to build on the truth that that’s what a superhero would really do and then the other thing about that is that those scenes are so much fun to do. That’s what people don’t know. It’s so hard to watch and so bloody, but if you only knew how much fun it was. It’s all puppets and tubes and spurts of red blood, it’s so much fun that it’s also another reason why I don’t mind doing those scenes. It’s wonderful to work on it, ”he assures.
Jensen Ackles and the first impression of seeing Soldier Boy
The latest chapter of what’s new TheBoys warns of an extremely dangerous presence for the boys, the Seven and the entire world: Soldier Boy, a superhero of yesteryear who was freed from the Russians by Billy Butcher’s gang. The character is played by Jensen Acklesremembered for his role as Dean Winchester in Supernaturalthe mystery fiction that was broadcast for 15 years until its end in 2020.
For Kripke, finally seeing him in the suit “was incredible, extraordinary” and, in his experience, it’s as much about what the suit does for him as it does for him that makes it very interesting. “He was creating an entirely different character,” he recalls of this first impression.
In turn, he shares what it was like for Ackles himself to arrive on set in this new role: “I was excited, after playing a character for 15 years, to be someone completely different, and I think he did an excellent job. He’s charming on paper, but he can be really terrifying. And he’s a real piece of shit [risas]a terrible person”.
As he details, the best compliment he could give the actor was that when he reviewed his scenes with the editor he does not refer to him by name or as Dean, but thinks of him as Soldier Boy. “We refer to you as Soldier Boy, you managed to get into that personality and create in a way that is totally new,” he recalls his words. “So I think people will be shocked when they see it.”
The first five episodes of season 3 of TheBoys are now available to view in the catalog of Prime Video.