Aya Cash Discusses If Stormfront Will Be In The Boys Season 3
The Boys season 2 was as big of a smash hit as its first. The mature superhero series from the Garth Ennis comic book really gave us a completely different look into the genre than any other movie or show before it. A big reason for the second season’s success was the introduction of a new character, Stormfront (Aya Cash). The immortal Nazi supervillain had origins that tied directly into the one of this superhero-filled world. Stormfront very much was a villain you loved to hate. So, of course, her return would be a big deal, especially given her fate at the end of season 2. In a recent interview, Aya Cash discussed Stormfront in The Boys season 3, and if she will even be a part of it. We know very little about the next season of the hit Amazon series, at least not much beyond Jensen Ackles joining The Boys as Soldier Boy.
Aya Cash Was A Worthy Addition To Season 2 Of The Boys
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With an impressive season 1, The Boys had an uphill battle with season 2. However, a big part of making it was because of Stormfront. The character was originally introduced as an ally, going up against the likes of Homelander (Antony Starr). However, a mid-season reveal showcased her true colors as an immortal bigot. She hooked up (in more ways than one) with Homelander, and their reign of terror began.
It was quickly cut short, as the end of season 2 saw Stormfront as a stump. Literally, with her arms and legs all laser vision-ed off entirely. The season ended with a sense of satisfaction at this villain getting her comeuppance. While she was traumatized, she didn’t really die, as also confirmed by creator Eric Kripke. So obviously, fans are wondering what will happen to Stormfront in The Boys season 3. And in an EW interview, Aya Cash reveals what she thinks is going on with Stormfront in the new season, now shooting in Canada.
Stormfront In The Boys Season 3 Is Not A Sure Thing
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Cash talks about where we left off with Stormfront at the end of season 2. She says that her contract was only for a year, so she is unsure if she is returning. She does confirm that she is not part of the shooting happening right now for season 3. Cash goes on to talk about the character herself.
“I’m on a new Fox show now called This Country. My contract for The Boys was only for a year so, who knows? Maybe they can CGI my face in.”
While seemingly a joke, CGI’ing faces is not an entirely unheard of thing these days. Given that Stormfront was reduced to a torso, that could be how she returns, maybe in a non-speaking capacity. The interest in Stormfront’s return is more focused on her powers. While we know her powers are lightning-based, she is also immortal. If that means she’s the healing kind or just the never grow old-kind, was not explicitly explained in the show. Kripke’s answer is a bit more up in the air than Cash’s, as he is either leaving the door open or playing coy entirely.
“She’s not dead. She’s just a stump. Among the writers and talking with Aya, we’re like, ‘Well, what is going to happen to Stumpfront?’ So we’ll see.”
Trolling Or Lying Isn’t A New Thing For TV Shows
While it’s interesting to hear about the process, Stormfront in The Boys season 3 is something we might not know about until it happens. Despite these comments from both Cash and Kripke (amazing buddy comedy road trip movie title, by the way) it’s doubtful if a show will totally reveal their ultimate plans with a fan-favorite character. Especially when the comments are so wishy-washy. And it would be totally on-brand for makers to lie or straight-up troll audiences about things like this, to hide the eventual surprise. One example that comes to mind is Paul Bettany’s trolling of an anticipated ‘cameo’ at the end of WandaVision, which resulted in just him playing dual roles. We’ll just have to wait and see when The Boys season 3 premieres, to get an idea of what is Stormfront up to.
The Boys season 3 is currently in production. With seasons 1 and 2 streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
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