Throughout The Boys’ first season, Elisabeth Shue’s Madelyn Stillwell was the only one who could tame Antony Starr’s Homelander. With Stillwell out of the picture, it would seem that the psychopathic “hero” is completely unchecked. But much to his chagrin, Homelander will face a new obstacle in the form of Vought CEO Stan Edgar, as played by Giancarlo Esposito.
Starr teased Homelander’s turbulent relationship with Edgar in a new interview with ComicBook.com. Viewers might recall that Homelander lasered Stillwell to death with his heat vision in the first season finale. But this doesn’t change the fact that she was still a big part of his life. In fact, Homelander might even be feeling a bit lost without Stillwell to calm him down. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like getting more face time with Edgar is going to help his mental state.
“We come into season two, and Homelander is unwell,” said Starr. “He’s missing Stillwell, but he’s become the master of his own universe. The person running interference, or maybe just the interference, that is Stillwell has been removed, so he now has a direct line with Edgar.”
Esposito also made his first appearance as Edgar in The Boys’ first season finale. However, showrunner Eric Kripke has said that Edgar will have an expanded presence in the new episodes. And if Esposito’s prior villainous roles on Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian are any indication, we shouldn’t expect him to just roll over and take Homelander’s abuse lightly.
“Homelander thinks he’s the most important player in the game, so to speak,” continued Starr. “But Edgar very much comes from a different angle. He represents a big corporation and he really puts Homelander into a very interesting position for a superhero that is used to getting his own way and being so strong and in control. Edgar really throws the cat amongst the pigeons there and it sets old Homey off on a bizarre trajectory.”
The Boys season 2 hits Amazon Prime on September 4.
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