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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #1 on: 06 April, 2018, 01:13:42 pm »
Karl Urban hasn't found any heroes yet...

http://deadline.com/2018/04/the-boys-karl-urban-cast-amazon-superhero-drama-series-billy-butcher-1202359273/

I'm not familiar with The Boys so had a quick google - is Butcher the one who looks like Simon Pegg?

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #2 on: 06 April, 2018, 01:31:24 pm »
Karl Urban hasn't found any heroes yet...

http://deadline.com/2018/04/the-boys-karl-urban-cast-amazon-superhero-drama-series-billy-butcher-1202359273/

I'm not familiar with The Boys so had a quick google - is Butcher the one who looks like Simon Pegg?


Beahahahaha, no!! That's Wee Hughie, Butcher's the big white tough looking sociopathic Co-founder & leader of the Boys.
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #3 on: 06 April, 2018, 03:46:18 pm »
 Haven't read Gareth Ennis's The Boys so will check up on it. Good news for Amazon but possibly bad news for Dredd fans.
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #4 on: 06 April, 2018, 05:20:48 pm »
Karl Urban hasn't found any heroes yet...
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #5 on: 06 April, 2018, 05:24:39 pm »
Yes, it was a comment on the similarities.

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #6 on: 07 April, 2018, 02:12:52 pm »
Why isn’t Simon Pegg in this, FFS?

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #7 on: 07 October, 2018, 09:48:51 am »
Simon Pegg has been announce as Wee Hugie's Fatherin this

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #8 on: 07 October, 2018, 10:18:10 am »
Simon Pegg has been announce as Wee Hugie's Fatherin this

Brilliant!  Hopefully this means they'll incorporate the Wee Hughie smuggler spin-off miniseries at some point,  which I loved. The Boys is one of my favourite Ennis works (far more so than the gauche machismo of Preacher), and if they can get the tone right it could make great TV.

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #9 on: 07 October, 2018, 11:35:16 am »
That's good news.

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #10 on: 07 October, 2018, 11:36:30 am »

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #11 on: 07 October, 2018, 11:39:23 am »
Simon Pegg has been announce as Wee Hugie's Fatherin this

The Boys is one of my favourite Ennis works (far more so than the gauche machismo of Preacher), and if they can get the tone right it could make great TV.

With you all the way there, TB.  For all the sick humour and censor-baiting anti-PC sex and violence, The Boys has a far more sophisticated and engaging plot than Preacher does, and Wee Hughie, Butcher and the gang are much more likeable than Jesse (at least Butcher's macho-man bullyboy bastardy isn't presented as some kind of all-American, clean-cut, old-time heroism).

Really looking forward to this. Hopefully they'll keep it close to the comics.

EDIT - just looked at the teaser; looks absolutely perfect so far.  Just hope Karl isn't too busy being Butcher to be Dredd too.
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #12 on: 07 October, 2018, 11:50:40 am »
There is a teaser here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx7zSgoVJZI

Oh I'll have a bit of that!  Not entirely sure about Our Karl as Butcher, but then I wasn't sure about him as Eomer,  Bones or Dredd either and that seemed to work out okay...

If they get Maeve right I'll be very impressed, but casting McElligott is a good start.
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #13 on: 07 October, 2018, 04:05:33 pm »
Having the superhero genre mercilessly ridiculed is worth the admission price alone, having Karl Urban involved is just the cherry on top!  :D

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #14 on: 07 October, 2018, 07:56:31 pm »
There is a teaser here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx7zSgoVJZI

Oh I'll have a bit of that!  Not entirely sure about Our Karl as Butcher, but then I wasn't sure about him as Eomer,  Bones or Dredd either and that seemed to work out okay...


I still think it's amazing that one actor plays three such different characters, and does so so well!