The Boys star Nathan Mitchell revealed what the inspiration was for Black Noir’s weakness during the second season of the Amazon Prime show.
We finally got to see more from Black Noir in The Boys season two, although the series also revealed that the mysterious hero has a surprising weakness during a fight with Queen Maeve in Vought Tower. While he was close to killing Starlight, Maeve used an Almond Joy to incapacitate Black Noir thanks to his nut allergy. And in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, the actor behind the hero, Nathan Mitchell, revealed where the allergy idea came from.
“”Yeah. Yeah. That’s actually a personal allergy of mine. I was talking to Karl one day and he was like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of interesting. I’m going to pitch that to Eric.’ And that’s kind of how it came about. Yeah, there was a kick, you could say, and it was pretty art imitates life in that way.”
Nathan Mitchell made a particularly good point in the interview by pointing out allergies aren’t something we’ve seen pop up in superhero movies before. He explained that by using something millions of people deal with in the story, it helps bring more relatability to it. Although Mitchell did note that it was a little edgy for him, but he was glad that The Boys could use it as a way of further developing Black Noir’s character.
“I think it’s important because allergies affect a great deal of people, and it’s not something that we have really seen in a superhero story before, so that level of relatability and connection to something that everybody goes through, but we haven’t seen, is really important. I found it fun, found it a little edgy for me personally, but it was a great time and I’m happy Noir has that kryptonite.”
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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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