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Shockingly Violent Final Scene Of The Boys Was Inspired By Donald Trump

Claire Reid

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Shockingly Violent Final Scene Of The Boys Was Inspired By Donald Trump

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Heads up that this contains spoilers for The Boys - so if you’re yet to see the finale, you may want to click away now. 

A violent scene during the last episode of The Boys season three was inspired by a quote made by Donald Trump. 

In the episode, we see the increasingly deranged Homelander (played by Anthony Starr) stand with his young son Ryan in front of a crowd of fans on a busy street, when one onlooker throws a bottle at Ryan. 

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Although the bottle doesn't harm his son, Homelander is left fuming by the incident and uses his superpowers to laser the bloke’s head into a bloody mess - while the crowd cheers on. 

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Credit: Amazon Prime Video

In a recent interview with Deadline, showrunner Eric Kripke was told that the particular scene was reminiscent of ‘a certain former Celebrity Apprentice host who boasted that he could shoot someone dead on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes’. 

In response, Kripke said: “It’s interesting that you bring up the quote about shooting a guy on Fifth Avenue because that was the original inspiration for that scene.

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“Could we take Homelander so far as to literally kill somebody on Fifth Avenue and then be applauded for it? 

“It’s funny. It’s like at the time we wrote it, we felt it was like a little satirically pushed, but it is true that the more awful politicians are behaving, you know, the more popular they’re becoming with their fan base.”

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Credit: Amazon Prime Video

In a previous interview with Vulture, Kripke admitted that the scene was ‘a little less elegant and more urgent’ than ones they’ve done in the past. 

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He went on: “But I would argue that society is a little less elegant and more urgent. 6 January was happening while we were writing the season. We’re a product of the time when we write it. 

“And 6 January scared the shit out of me. It scared the s**t out of everyone but scared the s**t out of me in ways that few things during the Trump Administration did. To have the scariest part be after he lost his election scared the s**t out of me.”

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Credit: Amazon Prime Video

With the third season just wrapping up, fans will be pleased that there’s a fourth already in the works, with shooting set to kick off quite soon.

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Karl Urban - who plays Billy Butcher in the show - told Collider: "We're starting, I think on 22 August, we're going to be starting season four. 

"So I'm getting back, getting my Butcher back on, and I can't wait. It's a fun gang to play with. We work hard and play hard, and I can't wait to see where they take the characters from where we leave them at the end of this season."

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, The Boys, Amazon Prime

Claire Reid
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