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Showrunner promises The Boys spin-off will be a twisted take on the X-Men

October 4th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We learned last week that Amazon Prime has given The Boys a spin-off series (here) set in the same universe and now we know what the show will be about and it sounds like it’s going to be exactly the twisted show we expect – and hope – it will be.

In a new interview showrunner Eric Kripke revealed the spinoff will focus on The G-Men, who were characters in the original comic run and were a sick twist on the X-Men story and sounds like it might be even more twisted than the main series is already.

“I would say it’s loosely inspired by an element of the comics, which is the G-Men,” Kripke says.

“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.”

In the comic the G-Men were founded by the extreme opposite of Charles Xavier, John Godolkin who was a pedophile who kidnapped super-powered kids and used them to build his own army of superheroes. So, see? Sick.

Kripke insists they aren’t just looking to pour out spin-offs but the story presented itself and seemed like it could be a winner: “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.”

As long as the show doesn’t become a teen drama but stays firmly in the very screwed up yet compellingly real world of The Boys, then I’ll be tuning in for sure.

What about you guys?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….