In a world obsessed with superheroes, The Boys introduces fans to supes – real-life superheroes who are corrupted by their celebrity status. Antony Starr’s Homelander is the strongest of them all, and perhaps also the most gruesome. However, what you’ve seen on Prime Video till now is nothing when compared to his exploits in The Boys comic book.
In issue #40, it is revealed that Homelander supposedly feasted on actual people, including a baby. Considering how grim this is to read, it’s not hard to imagine that the television version of Homelander will not be shown doing any such thing. However, rumors on the internet are flying that Aquaman 2 might take a similar dark path on the big screen.
One Aquaman 2 Rumor Is So Grim That It Would Even Disgust Homelander
First and foremost, it’s paramount to clear that it wasn’t actually Homelander that actually did all those disturbing acts in the comics, as it was later revealed that Black Noir – a Homelander clone – brutally ripped apart people instead of the psychotic villain (Yes, he’s still a bad guy).
However, what Aquaman villain Black Manta did (and in this case, no clones were involved) is something even Homelander might find off-putting.
In the DC Comic titled Adventure Comics #452, Black Manta forces Aquaman to fight his sidekick Aqualad to death in order to save his son, Arthur Curry, Jr., who is imprisoned in a bubble that’s slowly filling. The King of the Seven Seas manages to trick Black Manta but his efforts prove too little, too late, leading to his son’s death.
Now, as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom edges closer to its release, fans are coming across more and more rumors. One such is the death of Arthur Curry’s son. The suggestion stems from the still image from one of the trailers depicting Jason Momoa and Amber Heard’s characters crying over some unspecified event.
Did they really kill the baby 💀 pic.twitter.com/LrgTOqUeYs
— Home of DCU (@homeofdcu) December 5, 2023
However, if Aquaman director James Wan‘s comments are to be believed, he’s unlikely to adopt the comics approach in the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster.
Why Aquaman 2 Is Unlikely to Follow the Wild Comics Sequence
As soon as the first trailer of Aquaman 2 dropped, many fans were infuriated by Wan’s decision to limit the screen time of Heard’s character Meera, believing it was motivated by what has happened in her personal life in the last few years.
But the director clarified Meera’s absence in the trailer was simply to do with the direction he was taking in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. He told Empire:
“From the start, I pitched that the first film would be a Romancing The Stone-type thing — an action-adventure romantic comedy — while the second would be an outright buddy comedy. I wanted to do Tango & Cash!”
Accordingly, it’s fair to assume a buddy comedy won’t be featuring such a grim scene of Curry losing his son, like in comics.