A cool new concept design imagines The Boys star Antony Starr swapping one superhero role for another to replace Henry Cavill as Superman.
Although The Boys season two has come to a close, this fan art imagines Homelander actor Antony Starr replacing Henry Cavill as Superman. Obviously, Starr’s character in the Amazon Prime show riffs on the very idea of the Last Son of Krypton, a patriotic superhero who (supposedly) believes in truth, justice and the American way. But as any fan of the series will know already, Homelander is the exact opposite of the hero portrayed by Cavill. Surprisingly though, Starr previously revealed he’d be more interested in playing Wolverine than any other mainstream comic book hero.
The concept comes from digital artist ‘rinsh_art’ on Instagram and shows off the Boys star dressed in a suit which combines Henry Cavill’s Superman costume with the one he wears in the Amazon Prime series as Homelander. It’s genuinely a great look, but he still looks particularly intimidating with the laser eyes. It also puts him against Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher as a reimagined version of Lex Luthor. Although in that situation, does that make Luthor a good guy? That’s an interesting dynamic shift to say the least. Take a look below.
Would you want to see Antony Starr become Superman after Henry Cavill? Or is he just too good at being a villain in The Boys? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for the second season of The Boys:
The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Aya Cash, and Colby Minifie.
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