Rarely, the death of a character will have given us so much satisfaction on screen. Only a few episodes after the infamous “Red Wedding”, Joffrey Baratheon, king of Westeros, dies of poisoning at his own wedding. You may remember that iconic moment in the Game of Thrones series, broadcast by HBO. But this scene, awaited with guilty pleasure by readers of the novels, was also abad news. In this case, it was the departure of actor Jack Gleeson, who had skillfully brought to life one of the most hated serial characters in recent history. But could he have found his successor in The Boys?
The Boys and the almighty Homelander
In the series broadcast by Amazon Prime Video , we discover, episode after episode, a colorful cast. If Billy Butcher is the “real” hero of the series, the character of Homelander (The Protector), played on the screen by Anthony Starr, quickly proved essential.
The all-powerful leader of the Seven, Superman pastiche, devoid of morals and desperate to get what he wants, can he be compared to Joffrey Barathewe ? If we already know that will ramp up ( and in horror) in the next season , Anthony Starr does not hesitate to draw a parallel.
Asked by ComicBook.com, he explains that, thanks to the Covid-19, he could review the entire Game of Thrones series. In particular, it gave him the opportunity to take a closer look at Joffrey Baratheon. While recognizing similarities between the two, the actor notes one major difference.
A situation which, according to him, offers a stark contrast to his own character who would be easier to love. Fans can see a certain humanity in him. This is especially the case when Homelander has been seen teaching his son to use his powers. If these sequences can givea certain “hope” of redemption for the member of the Seven, it never lasts long…