THE BOYS Season 4 Poster Introduces The "New Supes On The Block"

THE BOYS Season 4 Poster Introduces The "New Supes On The Block"

Prime Video has released another character poster for the fourth season of The Boys, giving us another look at the two new members of The Seven, Firecracker and Sister Sage...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 05, 2024 08:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

The Boys returns for its fourth season on next week, and Prime Video has now released another character poster, this time spotlighting the two latest members of the "superhero" group known as The Seven.

As you might expect, those new recruits turn out to be every bit as unhinged/amoral as pretty much every other Supe that's been part of the team, but one, in particular, might be the most dangerous of all: The smartest person in the world, Sister Sage (Susan Heyward).

"It's such a funny power," showrunner Eric Kripke said of the scheming Supe in a recent interview with EW. "A lot of superhero worlds have that character. Whereas most of them are usually really reedy white dudes, we wanted a Black woman who was raised in a low socioeconomic area, so no one f---ing listens to her. It's both commentary and satirical that you have literally the smartest person in the world that could cure all of society's ills, but she just can't get anyone to listen to her. So then she becomes a bitter misanthrope."

We'll also be introduced to Firecracker (Valorie Curry), an alt-right extremist who can create sparks from her fingers. Not an especially formidable ability, but Sage believes she can harness the unwavering support of her rabid fan-base.

"It turns out, there's always crazier," Kripke explains. "Firecracker represents both members of the conspiracy-minded movements and the super extreme right-wing news media. That character has some surprising backstory that connects her to some of the characters in our world that it was just interesting to bring in one of those pistol-packing 'I shot my puppies' type of characters."

Firecracker and Sage don't exactly hit it off, but together, they are able to cause some big problems for Billy Butcher and his crew.

Check out the new poster below.

"The world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power," reads the official season 4 synopsis. "Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son as well as his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late."

Returning cast members include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti, along with new recruits Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The first three episodes of The Boys season 4 will be available to stream from June 13th, with new instalments dropping weekly through to the season finale on July 18.

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mountainman
mountainman - 6/5/2024, 8:07 PM
Both of these characters have the potential to have some interesting commentary or to be extremely cringey and lame, depending on how they are written.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/5/2024, 8:11 PM
@mountainman - It doesn't seem as if many modern writers can play with these ideas delicately. Often times they are hitting you over the head with messaging. I watched Free Guy (an action comedy) the other day, and in that small runtime I saw gun control arguments, white privilege and the patriarchy. Modern writing with a message is about as subtle as a smack in the face from Shaquille O'Neal's big ass right hand.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/5/2024, 8:21 PM
@DarthOmega -

"I watched Free Guy (an action comedy) the other day, and in that small runtime I saw gun control arguments, white privilege and the patriarchy."

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All the shit went completely over my head.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/5/2024, 8:24 PM
@BlackStar25 - It was there. I was actually kinda shocked because I didn't expect to see anything like that in a movie that goofy but there it was. The film itself was fine for what it was but I admit that made me cringe. Just like hearing Catwoman tell Batman he had white privilege. I'm like dude seriously? Just stop.
mountainman
mountainman - 6/5/2024, 8:32 PM
@DarthOmega - Damn I heard that was a good one free of “The Message”. Too bad. I’ll still watch when I can at home.

Regarding this, if the crazy conspiracist lady is being made fun of for flat earth, jewish space lasers or other legit crazy things that’s fine. But if they try to throw jabs at things that have been labeled as conspiracy because corporate news doesn’t support them but are demonstrably true, then it’s obviously propaganda.

The first season of this show was so good with its societal commentary but hasn’t been as sharp since then.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/5/2024, 8:39 PM
@mountainman - Other than those annoying lines Free Guy is a lot of mindless fun. Lot of little easter eggs for gamers in there and Ryan Reynolds always shows up to play ball, so it's worth it. It's on D+ so why not. As for the Boys...

Sigh...

I'm not pleased to say this but I've never watched it. I know I'm so out of touch there. I saw one clip last year of a speedster who literally ran through a pedestrian. I had no idea how gruesome the show was because I wasn't familiar with the comic.

But I've kinda been burnt by a lot of these shows that get large critical acclaim. I finally got around to watching GoT. Started off insanely good, then it got kinda lame. Watched the Walking Dead. Started out awesome... Then started to get a bit lame. Westworld. Started off insanely awesome, then it was like wtf is this?

Same with Mando. Started off awesome. Then we got Jack Black and freaking Lizzo. Lizzo dude. It's like they just get complacent and think the fans will watch anything.
mountainman
mountainman - 6/5/2024, 8:43 PM
@DarthOmega - To those shows:

The Boys S1 is amazing.

GoT Seasons 1-4 are amazing (5-6 are pretty decent too).

Walking dead always had problems but I’d rank the first 4-5 seasons as good.

Westworld season 1 is one of my favorite seasons of television ever. Season 2 is still good just a drop off. We don’t talk about after that.

But how many shows can stay good their entire runs?

Breaking Bad. The Wire. The Sopranos. Probably some others but it’s more rare than it is common.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 6/5/2024, 9:13 PM
@DarthOmega - i feel like the boys became so popular to the point that it's just going in circles with repeated scenes of social commentary/parody and unusual gore. S1 is still the best. Im still tuning in but im not really excited about it unlike house of the dragon for example
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 6/5/2024, 9:14 PM
@mountainman - the problem arises when a show becomes popular.
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 6/6/2024, 4:18 AM
@mountainman - While Barry had some over the top messaging, it was a great show from beginning to end. Some of the best acting I’ve seen
mountainman
mountainman - 6/6/2024, 8:14 AM
@JustAWaffle - That one’s on my way too long need to watch list. Thanks for the recommendation.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 6/6/2024, 11:00 AM
@JustAWaffle - Barry ended?
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 6/6/2024, 1:00 PM
@Slotherin - Yeah. They pulled a Breaking Bad and ended it at the right time.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 6/6/2024, 10:05 PM
@JustAWaffle - I'll have to check out the last of it then. I've loved everything I saw so far!
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 6/5/2024, 8:12 PM
How many articles are we going to get with the same exact quotes? At least the 3rd, by my count.
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 6/5/2024, 8:24 PM
@IAmAHoot - hes trying to stoke the flames because he knows those can be loaded comments.
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 6/5/2024, 8:43 PM
@Ryguy88 - 😂
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 6/6/2024, 6:59 AM
@MarkCassidy - honestly didnt look and thought it was Josh 🤣
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/5/2024, 8:17 PM
The red head looks hot.
mountainman
mountainman - 6/5/2024, 8:33 PM
@marvel72 - Yes. She’s like an adult and attractive Jubilee.
RolandD
RolandD - 6/5/2024, 8:19 PM
“reedy white dudes.”

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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/5/2024, 8:27 PM
@RolandD - honestly , the first time I have realized why they gave him the name Reed which means Slender & thin.
RolandD
RolandD - 6/5/2024, 10:03 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Well, thanks because I never even thought of that myself. I was just using his name for the reedy part.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 6/5/2024, 8:36 PM
Some people on this site have become so unhinged that every time a character is introduced in any form of media that happens to be a female or person of color it's suddenly an agenda. They have become so hooked on political talking points that they cannot watch media for it being media. They bitched about Barbie and it made $1 billion. They bitched that Fallout was going woke for having a female and black male lead and it was the highest rated show at the time and caused a massive resurgence of video game players to purchase the older entries. People don't seem to understand that they hate pandering and diversity focused projects not knowing that they're trying to prevent them is why they're being made.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 6/5/2024, 8:52 PM
@SonOfAGif - "Some people on this site have become so unhinged that every time a character is introduced in any form of media that happens to be a female or person of color it's suddenly an agenda"
Dude, read those character bio's, it's hard to miss, it's been posted multiple times.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/5/2024, 8:53 PM
@SonOfAGif - What do they say about shows like Power, Meet the Browns, Atlanta, Black Girl Sketch Show, Insecure, etc? Probably nothing. What do they say about films starring Forrest Whitaker, or Denzel Washington? What do they say about Bad Boys? Do they call all the above woke?

Nah. They are responding to an actual agenda that has been stated plenty of times by these companies. Look at this article. "Reedy white guys" Saying Straight White male nowadays is damn near a bad word. You have had employees of Disney come out and say internal conversations that specifically state the following.

"Male and pale is stale"

I can't speak for all of them but I can say people are responding to Disney placing identity over story.

"The future is female"
"It wasn't made for you"
"I enjoy making men uncomfortable"
"Putting queerness everywhere I could"
"Not so secret gay agenda"

All of this has been said by either producers, actors, writers, and directors.

If we are gonna sit here and act like the constant seemingly weekly race swaps aren't actually happening, the creators aren't saying specifically they are doing this on purpose then I'm sorry but I can't play along. I'm black. Was brought up on pretty much nothing but black media. Music, shows, music, writing. I never once thought the Fox network was woke because it put 5 of my favorite 90s shows on Martin, Living Single, In Living Color, New York Undercover, M.A.N.T.I.S and I will even throw Arsenio Hall in there.

I think people speak out about this because these studios focus on current identity politics more than story. Which is why they have been catching L after L.

Y'all keep trying to claim Barbie as if the message NOT THE DECADES OLD BRAND that pretty much half the population played with at some point, and a genius marketing canpaign is the reason the film did good.

No one called Kill Bill woke even though the women assassin's were the most prominent. No one claimed woke with Long Kiss Goodnight, Aliens, Terminator 2, Aeon Flux, 5th Element, Charlie's Angels, Lady Dragon, Foxy Brown, Cleopatra Jones, came out but they say it now. Could it be that they see an obvious and stated agenda or are they all just bigots and incels?

Y'all are really gonna have to come up with better arguments.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 6/5/2024, 9:06 PM
@DarthOmega - Where were you when Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Wandavision, Shang Chi, And so on we're being picked apart by the Anti-Woke Mafia? And this was prior to the woke narrative being pushed by politicians. What about when Prey on Hulu was highly rated and loved and the same Mafia had issues with it focusing on native Americans.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 6/5/2024, 9:18 PM
@SonOfAGif - Bp, the first film was well received, WandaVis was well received..... up until a certain bohner was dropped, Shang's reception is a mixed bag either way, some liked it some don't but most agree the physical action was solid. Prey got shit in the beginning because we had a cinematic icon get reduced to a straight to DVD movie + plus the bad taste Shane Black left in everyone's mouth with his Autism, the synopsis of that film set off the red flags of what we've come to expect from modern day Hollywood. After it came it though, good word of buzz got around and people gave it a chance and it turned a good portion of opinions around around. Brie killed the Buzz going into CM, the film itself did the rest.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 6/5/2024, 9:26 PM
@HashTagSwagg - That's what I'm arguing though. That those who are "Anti-Woke" as they call it do not care for any reviews, ratings, revenue, or buzz any of those properties generated. Their issue was with this imaginary agenda they claim is in every single movie, show, video game, or comic being made. Black Panther in my opinion was the start of the anti-diversity hate train.
Vigor
Vigor - 6/5/2024, 9:36 PM
@SonOfAGif - you're right. Also consider the fact that the far right party for some reason attracts those who fall into conspiracy theories. Nobody knows why. But those that believe the random thoughts in their head, often fall to the right. Those that follow science and facts and human social justice, fall to the left. Of course this is a recent phenomenon

Republicans of old were more fiscally minded and didn't look anything like reTrumplicans of today
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 6/5/2024, 9:51 PM
@SonOfAGif - I wouldn't say it's in "every single" game movie or film, but there has certainly been a push for it going on in the industry. I've worked in videogames for over 4 years and the boss from my last gig was approached about it from a third party, they offered certain incentives if he added race and genders to the game, our game had humans in armoured suits, specifically to avoid that drama and because it was an indie game and we didn't have the money or time to work on facial animations.
UncleHarm1
UncleHarm1 - 6/5/2024, 10:13 PM
@SonOfAGif - There is an agenda, it's a push for representation. The anti-woke crowd just get riled up when they see a face that doesn't look like theirs so it must all be an evil conspiracy. The alternative is admitting ur a racist homophobe.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 6/5/2024, 11:01 PM
@SonOfAGif - you are generalizing too much.

Id like to think that some like me are just getting tired of seeing the same "female of color-led" shows that the balance is really off. Have we had a young male adult led (or co-led) marvel movie aside from spider-man? So far we have ironheart, shuri, ms marvel, kate bishop, that thor kid. SW has Rey, Ahsoka, Sabine, and now mae and osha. They simply outnumber the males.

And to think these comicbook properties were made for males in the first place.

So unless they make the field balanced, it is really hard not to get tired of these and be obvious messages
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 6/5/2024, 11:42 PM
@DarthOmega - except all of those black shows you named were replaced with white shows and smart guy at the height of its popularity was told the network was moving in a different direction I.e more white. Ask Jason weaver about that.

If there’s a “woke agenda” then what about actual exacts always calling for white male leads? Ike saying he didn’t want black or female leads etc? White washing has been a thing forever. Goku, aang, gods of Egypt. They had been putting whites in poc parts forever. Why wasn’t that a problem or a bad word? Stop this agenda stuff. Hollywood has always had one and it wasn’t against whites
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 6/6/2024, 12:01 AM
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smgmayhem
smgmayhem - 6/6/2024, 12:12 AM
@DarthOmega - Honestly all you have to do is look at who first started saying the word woke. That answers everything. All the shows you mentioned that came before I can guarantee you that if they were released today would be getting the same treatment.
dagenspear
dagenspear - 6/6/2024, 1:32 AM
@DarthOmega - They respond to some things that can be an agenda but also respond to things that are random and make things up about it.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/6/2024, 3:47 AM
@MyCoolYoung - What do you mean why wasn't that a problem? It was a problem. Washing a race for another race has always been a problem. Back in the day you had black artists singing but white people on the album cover. You had Al Jolson, you had black face on screen. Is race swapping some sort of revenge for the past or something? It's all goofy because we're talking about soulless, vapid, money hungry, morally bankrupt, superficial Hollywood. A place known to hire people based solely on looks in some cases. This whole new push for "diversity" is as hollow as it sounds.

And your answer to me pointing out actual people in the company stating their agenda behind the scenes as well as publicly is to say well what about Ike Perlmutter? Everyone here already knows about him. His story made major headlines. Any story even slightly featuring racism towards black people gets blasted all over the headlines nowadays. But to point out blatant racism, prejudice, exclusion (whatever you wanna call it) against whites gets met with "pfft, poor, privileged, fragile white people mad because they're not included" That's the typical response from so called Progressives. It's all B.S. The agenda is clear and stated to pretend it's not is really getting old. How many more race swaps and heavy handed messages will you all hear before you get it through your skulls that much of modern "entertainment" is looking more and more like propaganda than actual art?
ItsNotForMeWahh
ItsNotForMeWahh - 6/6/2024, 7:14 AM
@DarthOmega - "I want the show made for only me"

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