The latest season of The Boys has come and gone, with Jensen Ackles’ brutally effective yet frequently endearing Soldier Boy making his debut, Homelander finally revealing his true self to the world (to some unexpected reactions), Black Noir’s tragic backstory being revealed, and Homelander finally revealing his true self. Here’s what we expect from the boys season 4.
The Boys’ third season is the strongest yet, taking the series to new heights with its character growth and realistic satire. What happens after the pace shows no sign of slowing down? Although a lot of concerns were raised this season, not all of them were resolved before the season’s end. There will be plenty of evil hijinks to contend with next season, even though the Boys themselves ended the season on a low note by failing to defeat Homelander, who is currently topping the season at an all-time high.
Soldier Boy’s Return
The addition of Soldier Boy to the season 3 cast was appreciated. With assistance from Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie (Jack Quaid), Soldier Boy eliminates each member of his old squad one by one before turning his attention to Homelander, the greatest supe of them all (Antony Starr).
Resulting in a pivotal battle in Vought Tower where Maeve ultimately prevails and puts Soldier Boy back on ice. The program leaves up the potential of Soldier Boy making a comeback in season 4, but what would that entail? Soldier Boy probably doesn’t enjoy being put back to sleep and will likely seek retaliation from those who did it. Anyone interested in a rematch between Soldier Boy, Butcher, and Homelander?
In season 3, the situation on Homelander has certainly changed. Homelander is gradually going insane under pressure from Vought and the public as a result of his contentious connection with the Nazi-loving Stormfront (Aya Cash), which put him on the defensive at the start of the season. He sees himself as a deity, but he nevertheless clings to Vought’s leash like a puppy.
Okay, not any longer. Homelander develops a cult following as the season goes on after openly criticizing his corporate masters and identifying as the Big Alpha. Homelander is free to act however he pleases because no one can stop him. Homelander’s ego will be out of this world next season if there are no constraints. Homelander is headed for absolute control because his followers worship him as a god and no one has the authority to stop him. Is the White House the next stop?
Vic the Veep
For the majority of the series, Victoria Neuman has stood out from her comic book counterpart, but it appears that there is one aspect of the program that is borrowing from her comic character, namely her soon-to-be-new position: Vice President of the United States.
By the end of season 3, Victoria had manipulated her way into a very powerful position, making her the top supe on the Boy’s hit list. But what would Victoria do with the authority she would soon possess? With both pushing for power, may her shaky partnership with Homelander reach a breaking point? Will she follow Homelander’s wishes out of fear, like her comic book counterpart, or what?
The Fate of Ryan
Ryan Butcher, the son of Homelander and Becca Butcher, will undoubtedly be a major topic of discussion in the upcoming season. In the conflict between Butcher and Homelander, where the fate of the entire globe was at stake, the young kid had a key role to play.
After Ryan mistakenly used his talents to kill his mother, she forced Butcher to vow to look after the youngster. Because Butcher is Butcher, he kind of messed up early in season 3; as a result, Ryan ended up running straight back into the arms of his psychotic father. Now that Homelander is taking care of him, Ryan’s future is in peril. Will Ryan eventually be corrupted into another vicious evil by Homelander, or will Butcher be able to win him back to his side?
A New Black Noir
Finally revealed is Black Noir’s enigmatic past, and it’s a tragic one. Noir aspired to become a humorous performer and climb the ladder of fame, but Soldier Boy and his feeble ego crushed his hopes. After that, Noir would only serve as Vought’s silent killer until Homelander gave him relief.
However, it appears that the character’s story is not over yet. Since the public never sees Noir’s face, the showrunner Eric Kripke stated in an interview that “it’s an easily re-castable character” and that they could just substitute another actor for the position. How will that appear? The new character will be “far sillier and entertaining,” according to Kripke, who also teases this.
Billy Butcher has finally leveled the playing field after years of chasing supes in his quest for vengeance. Butcher seizes the opportunity presented by the invention of Temp V, which offers users a taste of superpowers for 24 hours, and injects as much of the substance as he can into himself. However, this immense power comes at a much higher price.
It turns out that this experimental medicine is fatal after being used in large dosages. Butcher only has twelve to eighteen months to live, as he learns in the season’s concluding scenes. Because of this, Butcher will have to reconsider how he plans to eliminate Homelander the next season. Perhaps Homelander’s and his “scorched Earth” plan will materialize sooner than anticipated.
Dawn of a New Seven
The Seven isn’t the Seven anymore, actually. All that’s left are Homelander, A-Train, and the Deep with Noir dead, Maeve hidden, and Annie joining the Boys. Not exactly a remarkable group of players.
Homelander will probably assemble a team in his image, without involvement from Stan Edgar, with his son by his side and Homelander in command. Who will, however, join this new Seven? Homelander will want trustworthy individuals to create his “new family,” and the Boys find it unpleasant to think that these individuals will likely be frightened of him and will do anything he commands.