Now, a funny faux The Boys season 4 video advertisement posted by Vought International on Twitter sees the potential consequences of Homelander’s parenting. Commemorating National Working Parents Day, the video features Ryan innocently colouring in a picture of his superpowered father. Describing how he “keeps everyone safe” and is “always smiling when he does it”, Ryan’s drawing takes a more sinister edge when he begins colouring in the dead bodies at his feet. Check out the post below:
The new The Boys season 4 video comes just days after another video showed Butcher educating children on the dangers of superheroes with melting toys and cuss words. Recently promoted to a season regular in the series, Crovetti is expected to feature far more prominently in The Boys season 4 as Ryan falls under the influence of his increasingly deranged father. Having chosen Homelander over Butcher in the season 3 finale, showrunner Kripke has already confirmed that the next season is set to focus heavily on a battle for Ryan’s soul as his two father figures fight for his affection.
With family and fatherhood acting as important themes throughout the series, the latest promotional video provides a fitting but subtle indicator of what is to come in The Boys season 4. Furthering the significance of season 3’s final scene, where Ryan smiles as Homelander is applauded for murdering a protestor, the new video suggests that the impact of that moment is likely to have long-lasting effects on the boy’s psyche and morals. Though this poses an even greater challenge for Butcher as he attempts to regain Ryan’s trust, The Boys season 4 must also contend with Homelander growing even more amoral after he was celebrated for losing control in season 3.
This National Working Parents Day, we’re proud to support mothers and fathers like Homelander, who somehow manage to keep our country safe while raising the next generation of heroes. Work at Vought and get occasional access to our on-site Vought Tots Daycare! pic.twitter.com/7iZgGdFSMX— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) September 16, 2022