Actor Karl Urban feels his superhero satire sequence, The Boys, holds a mirror to realities of the present society, and says the online present makes poignant social commentary.
“According to me, the show makes very poignant social commentary, from corporate greed to the manipulation of the media to the corrupt nature of some celebrities,” Urban instructed IANS in an interview.
“It also explores contemporary issues like Black Lives Matter and racism. It seems to me (that it is) a very timely reminder of the dangers of Right wing ideology, especially now at a time where Right wing ideology seems to be growing, and that’s got to be a major concern,” Karl Urban added.
Developed by Eric Kripke, the superhero satire “The Boys” is an irreverent tackle what occurs when superheroes — who’re as standard as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods — abuse their superpowers quite than use them for good. The present offers a spin to a optimistic narrative of superhero tales, and reveals the battle between good and unhealthy in a brand new mild.
Talking about his character of Billy Butcher, Karl Urban mentioned: “Billy Butcher is a fun character to play. He is one of those characters who lives life on the edge. He does things that many of us wish we could do. He is cheeky and very dangerous. So, I have a lot of fun playing the character.”
Asked if he pertains to the causes Billy is combating for, Urban mentioned: “Most definitely. Ultimately, he is seeking justice. The lesson for Butcher is that he must pursue justice, not revenge. Because revenge is a very dangerous obsession and that’s one instinct that Butcher must learn to conquer.”
The sequence is obtainable on Amazon Prime Video. The intense season two of “The Boys” will culminate with the finale being streamed on October 9. With the second season coming to an finish, Urban is tightlipped about the way forward for the hit present.
“I honestly wouldn’t be able to tell you. It’s not up to me. That’s really a question for the showrunner, Eric Kripke,” Karl Urban mentioned when requested about the way forward for Billy.