“So Narcos with superpowers”: Fans Rage Out as ‘The Boys: Mexico’ Spinoff Commits Same Mistake as James Gunn’s Blue Beetle

The Boys: Mexico announces Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer as one of the creators, and fans are skeptical because of his earlier work in Blue Beetle

"So Narcos with superpowers": Fans Rage Out as 'The Boys: Mexico' Spinoff Commits Same Mistake as James Gunn's Blue Beetle

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  • Fans are divided in their reaction to the announcement of a new spinoff series in The Boys universe.
  • While the other two spinoffs of the show were surprisingly good, fans are not sure about this particular spinoff titled The Boys: Mexico.
  • Besides all other reasons to be skeptical, one reason particularly becomes a point of discussion among fans — the involvement of Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
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Fans are divided in their reaction to the announcement of a new spinoff series in The Boys universe. While the other two spinoffs of the show were surprisingly good, fans are not sure about this particular spinoff titled The Boys: Mexico. Besides all other reasons to be skeptical, one reason particularly becomes a point of discussion among fans — the involvement of Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

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The Boys will get a new spinoff show titled The Boys: Mexico

Dunnert-Alcocer’s script for the latest box office disaster under James Gunn’s DC, Blue Beetle, was disappointingly generic. The film was supposed to be the champion of Latinx representation in superhero movies, but the script failed to deliver an impactful movie.

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Fans Are Not Happy With The Blue Beetle Writer Helming The Boys: Mexico

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Fans are concerned that the Blue Beetle writer is helming The Boys spinoff

According to Deadline, Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is set to serve as a creator and writer for the new spinoff from The Boys franchise. It was also reported that Andor fame Diego Luna and Werewolf by Night fame Gael García Bernal will serve as executive producers. Despite the positive reception of the recent spinoff, Gen V, fans expressed concern about The Boys: Mexico.

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The general concern regarding the spinoff is that it might follow the path of the MCU, leading to a decline in quality. However, some fans are particularly worried about Dunnet-Alcocer’s previous work. According to BBC’s review of James Gunn’s Blue Beetle, the film was “a pale imitation of other, better films”.

Some fans took a dig at the Hollywood trend of creating spinoffs based in Mexico, comparing the film to Narcos. Other fans criticized Dunnet-Alcocer, calling his Blue Beetle script “the most basic superhero movie that has come out in the past 10 years”. One fan deemed it an unnecessary spinoff but shared their willingness to watch it for Diego Luna. Notably, Luna was also the lead in Narcos: Mexico but left the series before the final season.

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The Boys now enters its fourth season, with the previous three seasons receiving critical acclaim. The spinoff show, Gen V, has also been renewed for a second season after a successful first season.

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Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer’s Blue Beetle Script Was Unimpressive

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Blue Beetle script was generic at best

The biggest problem with Dunnet-Alcocer’s script for Blue Beetle was a mix of all the worn-out superhero tropes. Aside from elements of Latinx representation and the importance of family, nothing else worked in his script. The film did not make any effort to cover the fact that the plot was inconsequential to the larger DC picture. The script also did not do justice to the all-Latino cast, with most of the actors wasted in their roles.

The film sadly had a lot of potential that went unexplored due to the generic script. Interestingly, Dunnet-Alcocer has also written the script for the upcoming Sony film, El Muerto, based on the Marvel character. Additionally, he is attached to the Scarface reboot project as the writer. The reboot project, which began planning in the early 2010s, saw various directors and writers come and go.

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The Boys: Mexico is currently looking for a co-showrunner to helm the series along with the Blue Beetle writer. The Boys and its spinoff series are now available for streaming on Prime Video.

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Hashim, Entertainment Writer. With over 500 published articles on FandomWire, he covers a wide range of topics from celebrity life to comic book movies. He holds a Masters degree in Sociology and his expertise proves invaluable in handling sensitive news. His passion for crime investigation thrillers has turned him into a detective, exploring the darkest corners of the internet during his research.