The Boys: Giancarlo Esposito Reveals Why Stan Edgar Isn't Afraid of Homelander

Amazon Prime Video released the third season to their hit series The Boys last summer, and it was arguably one of the best seasons they ever released. The Boys Season 3 featured the introduction of Soldier Boy, who was played by Jensen Ackles (SupernaturalBig Sky) and he was arguably one of the highlights of the season. Soldier Boy gained the ability to drain powers from super heroes and joined forces with Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie (Jack Quaid) to kill Homelander. While they didn't succeed they definitely showed that they weren't afraid of the Vought hero, but they weren't the only one showing that they weren't scared of him. Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) has shown no fear in front of Homelander and has bossed him around numerous times. Now, Esposito is revealing why Stan Edgar isn't afraid of The Boys' antagonist.

"Stan Edgar is a company man. And what makes a good villain is he's working for somebody else. You know? I mean, we think what makes a good villain is he wants to take over the world," Esposito said in a new video from GQ. "And I have some of those in my, Star Wars Moff Gideon life. But when you have a guy who is a company man, it's scary. And so Stan Edgar frightened me a little bit because he has no fear. He has no fear of Homelander. "

"You know, they say that daughters need the validation of their fathers and that sons need to be mothered. And so what did we miss in our lives? What did we miss growing up from that relationship that we needed to be validated by? So, Stan Edgar realizes that Homelander's just a big kid and that he never got the validation that he needed from his father. And so it becomes very, very tricky, he understands that. So he needs to be validated by another man who says, yeah, you're powerful and good and all that. In return for that, Stan also feels like he's holding onto his power. He's able to control this loose cannon where no one else can." The Boys star added.

The Boys was officially renewed for a fourth season weeks before the season finale aired. With the series ending on such a high note, fans are definitely excited to see what will happen next. Karl Urban, who plays Butcher in the series, recently revealed when filming for the fourth season of the series will begin, so we could wind up getting some new info sooner rather than later.

"From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season 3 of The Boys, we knew the show was continuing to get even bolder-an impressive feat considering the wild success of the Emmy-nominated second season," Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios, shared in a statement. "The Boys continues to push boundaries in storytelling while also being relentlessly entertaining and threading the needle on social satire that feels all too real. This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the viewership for opening weekend is proof of that. We are immensely proud of the cast and crew that has spawned a franchise for Prime Video, but and we look forward to bringing more of The Boys to our customers."

"Speaking for the cast and crew, we're so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more," The Boys showrunner, added. "We're thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys' fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we're living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success."

Jeff Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television and Jason Clodfelter, co-President, Sony Pictures Television said in a statements, "The Boys producers and cast have proven year after year that there is no bar they can't jump over. We are incredibly proud of this brilliant and subversive genre-bending series. Our relationship with Prime Video is much more than a partnership, it's more like extended family. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is thankful to join Prime Video and Eric Kripke for another successful season."

All episodes of The Boys are streaming exclusively on Prime Video now. Stay tuned for more details on Season 4.

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