UPDATE: Sean Patrick Flannery has been cast as Gunpowder in The Boys Season 3.
Released back in 2019, Amazon’s The Boys quickly became one of the most popular superhero shows of recent times. Starring Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, and Dominique McElligott, The Boys is adapted from Garth Ennis’ graphic novel of the same name.
We at FandomWire can exclusively reveal that Gunpowder will be making his appearance in the third season of The Boys.
Who Is Gunpowder?
Long time fans of Garth Ennis’ graphic novel might know the character from the comics. But for fans of the show, they are in for a treat as Gunpowder will make his debut in the third season. In the comics, Gunpowder is a Supe powered by Compound V, which grants him the ability to breathe fire. His appearance is inspired by Judge Dredd, a popular comic-book character portrayed by Karl Urban in Dredd (2012).
Gunpowder is a member of Teenage Kix, a group consisting of superpowered beings who cross paths with Billy Butcher and the Boys. A lesser-known superhero group, the Teenage Kix is also a part of Vought International, alongside the Seven, Payback, the G-Men, and Young Americans. Representing the rebellious side of teenage, the Teenage Kix consists of teenage superheroes who are wildly unpredictable and commit heinous atrocities, even by Supe standards.
In the Teenage Kix, Gunpowder is an integral member due to his valuable NRA sponsorship. As a Supe who uses firearms, Gunpowder is sponsored by the National Rifle Agency (NRA), the gun rights advocacy group of the United States.
Though the members of the Teenage Kix are yet to make their debut on the show, the former members of the group are A-Train, Popclaw, and Mesmer. A-Train left the group to join the Seven. Popclaw made her appearance as A-Train’s love interest in the show. Mesmer also made his appearance in the first season of the show but ended up getting brutally murdered by Billy Butcher due to his betrayal.