September 4th is B-Day! The second season on The Boys arrives on Amazon on that day. Showrunner Eric Kripke has revealed that Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher will get his own short film that will be available immediately after the be release.
In a pre-release interview with Collider Kripke revealed that the missing Butcher will be a key element of the first episode. Therefore viewers shouldn’t expect to see him in that episode after THAT cliffhanger. The character was going to appear in a series of flashbacks however these were affecting the pacing of the episode.
So they have been cut, repackaged and will be released as a short film entitled Butcher.
This will also include extra material and will be key to some of the events that will be referenced later in the series. It was also revealed how this time around Amazon gave the show a much bigger budget and this will not just be spent on action scenes and FX:
“It doesn’t just mean huge action scenes. It does mean some of those. We have some huge sequences. There are larger sea mammals. There is some bigger stuff for sure.
But there is also a lot more intense stuff and scenes that were really difficult for the actors emotionally and require a bit more time. It’s not just the visuals that are epic; I think the emotions are a little more epic this season and that just takes some TLC with the actors.”
Alongside The Boys vs The Seven we will see a new Super in the shape of Stormfront and a Supervillain will emerge.