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The Boys Season 4 Pulls Off What DC Couldn’t With Flashpoint – Casts Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Major Role as Fans Scream ‘It’s a Winchester Family Reunion’

The Boys Season 4 Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The Boys, after a tremendously successful third season, has already begun making headlines for its upcoming fourth installment. The show which is a fan-favorite and critically acclaimed endeavor developed by writer and producer Eric Kripke has been at the center of attention for a while now. From its brilliant and satirical deconstruction of the superhero genre to some of the most hilarious moments that could’ve come from contemporary media, the Prime Video series is the talk of the town. And now, with the inclusion of Jeffrey Dean Morgan into the subversive mix, things in the ever-growing famous series may get a little bit more diabolical.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins The Boys cast
Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins The Boys cast

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The Supernatural alum, who was seen in the role of John Winchester, is officially a part of the show’s Season 4 cast. The news comes off as quite exciting for a lot of Supernatural fans, who got to see Jensen Ackles in the role of Soldier Boy in Season 3. While Eric Kripke’s two worlds seem to be colliding, many are rather curious to see what The Walking Dead actor brings to the crazy, violent, and ridiculous world of The Boys. 

The Boys Just One-Upped DC

The superheroes of The Boys.
The Boys Season 4 has managed to outdo the doer

When it comes to the actor who is renowned for his charismatic, villainous depiction of Negan from The Walking Dead, a lot was expected by DCEU fans when it came to Morgan’s involvement in the franchise as the Flashpoint Batman. In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we saw the esteemed actor make a momentary appearance as Thomas Wayne. With the rumor mill doing its work, many assumed that the Watchmen alum would be a perfect choice for DCEU’s rendition of the Flashpoint storyline.

Years went by, and even with the production of the upcoming and much-controversial 2023 DCEU film, The Flash, which is said to be loosely inspired by the Flashpoint comics, nothing was ever confirmed regarding Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s appearance as Flashpoint Batman. Last year, the actor himself alluded to his interest in reprising his role of Thomas Wayne and potentially getting to play a rendition of the Caped Crusader – who happens to be the actor’s favorite superhero.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne

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In an interview with CinePOP back in 2021, the actor stated the following:

“I love the story of Flashpoint Batman. Who knows? Who knows with DC? Who knows with how these franchises work? I suppose I probably have like another two, three-year window, and then I’m gonna be too old. There’s no way. So, look, I’m available. Everybody knows I’m available. I say I’m available, I’ve been saying it for five years.”

While DC, as is obvious with the latest string of controversies surrounding The Flash, failed to seize the opportunity, The Boys, on the other hand, has managed to strike while the iron is hot. The entire situation is quite ironic, indeed — taking into consideration the subversive dissection of DC influences seen in the Amazon Prime show. It is now a waiting game to see what Morgan’s role in the series is going to mount up to. Fans and the general audience wish for a likely outcome.

Fans React To The News

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The Boys, a group of eponymous vigilantes

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The internet is simply overjoyed. For Supernatural fans, the most exciting part about the news is the hope of potentially seeing Jensen Ackles and Jeffrey Dean Morgan interact on-screen once again. Although the guarantee for that remains dubious, considering the whole Soldier Boy aftermath in the season finale. On the other hand, for the fans of The Boys, the announcement brings about speculations regarding Morgan’s character in the series. We all know how iconic his portrayal of Negan in The Walking Dead was. Would his returning as a villain in the Prime Video series be a stretch? Possibly not. Only time can truly tell.

As for now, the general audience is ecstatic and the collective reaction has been heartwarmingly approving:

While the character details for the casting remain under wraps, fans are simply overwhelmed, enthralled, and expectant to see what preposterous premise the next installment of the series deep dives into. The ending of Season 3 hints at a twisted turn of events, with people vocalizing support for Homelander’s cruelty, albeit veiled under the pretense of ‘patriotic heroism’. With anticipation increasing every day, it proves to be a challenge to simply wait.

Seasons 1-3 of The Boys is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.