While jokingly announcing a Dawn of the Seven re-release, The Boys’ Twitter account takes aim at the Snyder Cut re-release and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The boys’ Twitter account takes aim at the Synder Cut and Spider-Man: No Way Home re-release. Based on the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a satirical take on the superhero genre. The existence of the Seven, Vought International’s first superhero team, is an obvious example. Its members, such as Homelander, The Deep, Queen Maeve, and A-Train, are direct parodies of Justice League superheroes Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash.
Season 2 of The Boys takes its Justice League parody one step further with its in-universe team-up movie titled Dawn of the Seven. The film openly pokes fun at the theatrical cut of Justice League by hiring someone named Joss to rewrite the script. The boys continue the running joke by revealing that Dawn of the Seven has undergone numerous reshoots and even references a Bourke cut. The Dawn of the Seven movie doesn’t let the MCU off the hook, as it parodies The Avengers’ Battle of New York, Scarlett Johansson, and Disney’s Black Widow trial, and whether by design or mere coincidence, Charlize Theron’s surprising cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Now The Boys continues to target DC and Marvel. The show’s Vought International Twitter account jokingly announced that Dawn of the Seven was going to be “re-released” and in the process snapped some shots of Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Spider-Man: No. Way Home. Check the message below:
The Boys’ Snyder Cut Digs and No Way Home Re-release Explained
Like many of their past DC and Marvel parodies, the shots of the boys in the Snyder Cut and No Way Home re-releases are thinly veiled. The “4:3 black and white version” is a direct reference to the Snyder Cut which was released on HBO Max in this aspect ratio. Later, a black and white version was also released, officially titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Grey. Shifting gears to the MCU, “the fun cut” is a reference to the More Stuff version of Spider-Man: No Way Home, an extended cut with approximately 13 minutes of additional footage that Sony released to theaters at the start of the month.
The scorching satire of The Boys is especially relevant given the plethora of re-releases currently plaguing not just the superhero genre, but the film industry in general. Currently, Avatar is the latest re-release to hit theaters, which is already the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion. With The Boys Season 4 filming currently underway, it will be interesting to see how the series continues its perfect parody of the superhero genre.
Source: Vought International/Twitter