The posters of five characters, which were uploaded on social media, limelight each member of The Boys while performing as commendations to Batman adaptations.
The main poster is Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), showing the original comic book name of the character, “The Female,” when having the identical red-light style as The Batman’s posters with star Robert Pattinson. The posters of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Hughie (Jack Quaid), and Frenchie/Serge (Tomer Kapon) have been presented based on Batman Begins, Batman (1989), Batman Forever, and Batman: The Animated Series, respectively.
Wanna see a magic trick? We’re gonna make the supes disappear. pic.twitter.com/ICVPdQsTeM— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) March 5, 2022
There was a statement accompanying the post, “Wanna see a magic trick? We’re gonna make the supes disappear.” The announcement is an obvious callback to the Joker’s conversation with other organized crime members in 2008’s The Dark Knight as someone is killed by him with just a pencil. Clearly, it is not really surprising for audiences when The Boys has made fun of the releases of other mainstream superhero series.
In October 2021, the Prime Video series revealed photoshopped pictures of The Boys, visualizing how they would look if they had instead become members of the Seven, like Queen Maeve and Homelander. The images were produced to mimic the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s What If…? series on Disney+, again featuring discussion inspired by another possession.
Coincidentally, The Batman hit theaters on the same day with The Boys animated spinoff, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, which is released on Prime Video. The eight-episode series ran around 15 minutes long per episode, especially one that was illuminated directly by the original comic series as opposed to the live-action product. Nevertheless, the last episode of Diabolical was considered canon to the show by The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke, with the whole of Diabolical delaying fans leaving until the third season of the show is released in June.
The forthcoming season will present new supes for The Boys to deal with, including The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden as the Crimson Countess and Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy. The two perform as twists on Scarlet Witch and Marvel’s Captain America, respectively. Additionally, they are both members of the Avengers-like team, Payback.
Although The Boys version of Batman, Tek Knight, is also a member of this team in comics, there has been no sign that he will be entering the show any time soon, aside from a Season 1 name drop.
Now, The Batman is being shown in theaters when audiences can stream the entirety of The Boys Presents: Diabolical on Prime Video. On June 3, 2022, The Boys Season 3 will be available on the streaming service.