‘The Boys’ Showrunner Opens Up About X-Men Inspired Spin-Off

It sounds like the upcoming spin-off will be inspired by the G-Men from the comics.

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The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke recently shared some new details on the upcoming spin-off series and said that it will be “loosely based” on the X-Men parody from the comics.

Amazon recently gave the green light to a spin-off set in the same universe as The Boys off the heels of the current success of season two. The upcoming spin-off series will be set at a college for Supes run by Vought International. The series is also said to be taking inspiration from The Hunger Games, but that’s not all.

In a recent interview with TheWrap, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke opened up about that recently announced spin-off series and revealed it will be partially inspired by the X-Men parody from the comic books known as the G-Men:

“I would say it’s loosely inspired by an element of the comics, which is the G-Men. Part of the G-Men is there’s sort of an educational, college experience. And we just used that as a jumping-off point, kind of similar to ‘The Boys,’ where we sort of take an initial notion and then we are going to run with it in our own weird direction.”

For those who are unaware, the G-Men were another superhero team formed by a pedophile named John Godolkin, who kidnapped six children. The G-Men would go onto become Vought-American’s most successful superhero team with its heroes possessing similar powers as the X-Men. As far as what the future holds for the Vought world, don’t expect The Boys college spin-off to be first of many:

“Me and Seth and Evan and Craig Rosenberg, we don’t feel the need to jam spinoffs out there. We were just talking and we stumbled onto this idea and we were so excited about it, we took it to Amazon. Because we think there’s a real opportunity to see another part of the Vought world. But probably, more importantly, to make a show that isn’t really made that often, which is what we love about it, which is, as ‘The Boys’ is an unflinching look at reality, the goal for this is to make this superhero show one of the most realistic college shows anyone’s made. And really deal with real college issues and really explore what it’s like to be that age.”

Later on in the interview, Kripke also has this to say about the upcoming spin-off:

“We’re not spinning off characters into it, they just exist in the same universe.”

Are you looking forward for The Boys spin-off? Are you excited to see a parody of the X-Men set in the Vought world? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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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Source: TheWrap

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.