First look teaser at the Garth Ennis adaptation of Dynamite Comics’ ”The Boys.”
The show was developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen. The Boys takes place in “a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame” and “revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.”
The series stars Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Karen Fukuhara, Jesse T. Usher, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, & recently announced Simon Pegg.
Amazon revealed Pegg will be playing the part of Quaid’s father on the show via Twitter.
Much like the ultimate version of Nick Fury being modeled after Samuel L. Jackson saw the actor play the part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans assumed it would be obvious that Pegg would play the character in the live-action adaptation. The main reason this idea never came to fruition is that Hughie in the comics is much younger than Pegg currently is.
“No, because I was never up for it,” Pegg previously shared with ComicBookMovie of the potential of him playing the character. “I mean, I played Hughie in the comics [as] Darick Robinson drew me as Hughie but [he’s] in his early 20s so I was never going to play Hughie [Laughs]. I was never eligible to play Hughie. I’m really happy that Jack Quaid got the role because I think Jack’s a brilliant actor and I can’t wait to see what they do with the adaptation of it.”
The Boys will debut sometime in 2019.