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‘It’s definitely not the last we’ve seen of him’: Eric Kripke Reveals How Black Noir Will Return For The Boys Season 4

The Boys season 3 ended a few days back with its concluding episode 8 on Amazon Prime Video and it can’t be denied that this show had been a revolution for Superhero content we have consumed for all these years. Showrunner Eric Kripke and Amazon Prime feared no heights and went as far as they could to prove their point and to present their part of the fascination with this superhero culture. With Season 4 getting ready to go on the floors from August, Eric Kripke opened up in an interview about the return of a certain character in Season 4.

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The Boys Season 3 is exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime

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The Tragic Story of Black Noir:

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Black Noir had a tragic past with his old team Payback

Till this season 3, The Boys showrunners didn’t show enough of the man under the mask and we didn’t even know what story he had with him. Only when we reached Episode 3 of this season “Barbary Coast”, we catch a rare glimpse of Black Noir as we saw him maskless and he was even talking freely then.

Later on, when the show goes to its ending sets of episodes, we got to know about the full story of Black Noir and it was certainly not a fairy tale. Black Noir was given the task of doing away with Soldier Boy by none other than Stan Edgar. During Payback’s mission to Nicaragua, Soldier Boy’s then team went against the supe played by Jensen Ackles, and during this fight only, Soldier Boy badly seared Noir’s face and he goes completely silent after that.

We got this whole scene in a very unique animated way where it is shown Noir’s imaginary Animated friends showed the whole story to him and also to us. It was as if all this was going on in his head.

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What does Black Noir Have for Him In the Future?

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Black Noir’s story in the series is totally opposite from what is shown in The Boys comics

In the season finale of The Boys season 3, we saw Black Noir return to the Vought Tower to stand alongside Homelander and have a fight of his life against Soldier Boy but the future had something else for him and we witnessed a hell of gore as Homelander popped out his internal organs to death because he didn’t reveal about a big secret to him earlier.

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As Eric Kripke speaks up about Black Noir’s future in the series, he revealed that this is not the last time we’ve seen Black Noir as a hero:

“It’s definitely not the last we’ve seen of Black Noir as a hero. It’s just that the guy who was inside [the Noir suit] in season 3, he’s gone. But we have Nathan playing a really interesting and hilarious character who wears the suit next season.”

According to Eric Kripke, the actor who played the Masked Superhero Nathan Mitchell will return again in the next season:

“We’ll explore it as the season goes on, but Nathan plays a whole new character.”

The showrunner’s emphasis on the point that Nathan Mitchell will return in the Black Noir shows that the makers have something amazing and major planned for the next season. Moreover, the show not for once showed us the present Black Noir without his mask and didn’t even utter a single word so it will not be too difficult for them to plan a comeback for Nathan Mitchell and the masked hero.

You can stream all the seasons of The Boys exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.