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Amazon's The Boys Take On Earth’s Most Mighty In NSFW Trailer

The Boys NSFW Trailer

Amazon Prime Video releases a trailer for The Boys. Last April, the superhero series received an uncensored first teaser, and the new clip is most definitely NSFW. The Boys was developed for television by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke. It’s based on the original comic book series by writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson.

In The Boys, a group of superheroes known as “The Seven” are egotistical and corrupt. Incidentally, a group of vigilantes make their presence known and attempt to combat celebrity fame with blue-collar grit. Over the past decade, The Boys has been a popular development project in Hollywood, and Amazon officially stepped in to produce the series in 2017. Rogen and Goldberg were originally scheduled to direct, but handed over the duties to Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) because of scheduling issues. Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones) headlines the group of characters known as The Seven, while The Boys are led by Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Elisabeth Shue (Back to the Future), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games), Laz Alonso (Avatar), and Tomer Kapon (Fauda). 

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On YouTube, Amazon Prime Video released a NSFW trailer for The Boys. Right away, the clip focuses on The Seven, with the aforementioned Quaid and Urban having a brief chat. The concept of “collateral damage” then comes into play, with a pair of severed hands establishing the trailer’s violent aesthetic. But rather than immediately pushing harder with gory visuals, The Boys trailer shifts to character IDs for expositional purposes. Then, Fukuhara’s character - known only as “Female” - gouges out a man’s eyes and sets up an edgy one-liner. In the second half, The Boys' trailer references 1990s pop culture with a cleverly-concocted sequence that incorporates the Spice Girls' 1996 debut single “Wannabe.” All of a sudden, the most graphic images somehow feel less violent, as the lighthearted tone supersedes the narrative’s inherent darkness. Check out The Boys trailer below. 

In the past, Rogen and Goldberg have collaborated for comedies like Superbad, This Is the End, Pineapple Express, and The Interview. The duo also co-developed the AMC supernatural black comedy Preacher, a series that was recently renewed for a fourth season. In addition, Rogen and Goldberg produced the upcoming theatrical feature Good Boys, an unorthodox coming of age comedy starring Jacob Tremblay. 

Based on The Boys’ new trailer, Urban appears to be a major selling point. But, there’s little attention paid to The Seven's main players, evidenced by the lack of scenes featuring Moriarty. While The Boys' big names will certainly attract existing fanbases, the series could ultimately prove to be a showcase for Fukuhara, an actress who made her feature debut in the DCEU, and recently landed the main voice role in Netflix’s post-apocalyptic animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

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The Boys arrives on Amazon Prime on July 26.

Source: Amazon Prime Video

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