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The Boys Creator Says Marvel Was "Hurt" By Asking Fans To Know All The Stories

Eric Kripke is wary of creating too many spin-offs, but The Boys: Mexico could still happen.


In addition to Gen V, another spin-off of The Boys, The Boys: Mexico, is in the works. However, series creator Eric Kripke has warned fans that they should get comfortable--that show isn't coming anytime soon. In the same interview, Kripke discussed how he believes Marvel did a disservice to itself by creating so many spin-offs that fans had to stay up to date with to understand the overarching story.

Kripke told Entertainment Weekly that The Boys: Mexico is still "a while away" from getting made. Specifically, the team is still putting together a deal with the show's writer for the pilot. "He has an amazing pitch, and we all giggle and think about how fun it would be. But there are a lot of hurdles for that show before it's a real show," Kripke said.

He added, "He's got to write an amazing pilot, he's probably got to write an amazing episode 2. I think he can and he will, but we're a while away from truly starting to drop in the Easter eggs and the setups and stuff."

Variety reported in 2023 that The Boys: Mexico was moving ahead with writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Blue Beetle, El Muerto). Diego Luna (Andor) and Gael García Bernal (Cassandro) are said to be on board as executive producers and could have minor acting roles, though nothing has been confirmed as of now.

Kripke went on to say that, should The Boys: Mexico get made, he wants to ensure it can stand on its own and not require viewers to be up to date on everything that's happened so far in The Boys universe. He said this approach has hurt Marvel, and he's keen to avoid doing that as well. Kripke said he is sensitive to these concerns, but at the same time, the dramatic events of the Gen V spin-off are going to materialize in The Boys Season 4, so it might be helpful to have seen both shows.

"I really don't want people to feel they have to watch one [show] to understand the other," he said. "I never want it to feel like homework or mandatory viewing. I think that's hurt Marvel in a certain amount of ways, and I don't want to do that. I want you to watch both shows. It certainly expands your enjoyment and experience of both shows because you understand some of the backstory of where things came from, but by no means do you have to."

For its part, Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito has owned up to releasing too much content, too fast, and has vowed that the company is now shifting gears.

Speaking to Empire, D'Esposito said, "It's been a rough time," before adding that he believes this July's Deadpool and Wolverine could help Marvel find its footing again.

The Boys returns June 13 on Prime Video, while Gen V will come back for its next season at some point down the road. Tragic news struck Gen V earlier this year when star Chance Perdomo passed away in a motorcycle accident.

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