A few days ago, Hideo Kojima posted a series of tweets revealing a shelved game concept that would’ve been similar to the hit Amazon Prime superhero TV show, The Boys. Actor Antony Starr, who plays Homelander on the show, as well as The Boys‘ showrunner Eric Kripke have now responded to Kojima requesting him to make a game based on the property.
In a response to Kojima’s tweets recently discussing this superhero game concept, Kripke replied excitedly welcoming Kojima to make a game based on The Boys. This was then seconded by Starr and has since gotten a lot of support from the fan base.
The Boys is currently airing its third season on Amazon Prime and it follows a group of people who are trying to kill and expose an unjust and corrupt team of world-famous superheroes and its shady organisation. Kojima’s proposed game concept would’ve had a similar story, except it would’ve featured Mads Mikkelsen in the leading role as a detective out to hunt corrupt superheroes.
Due to the similarities to The Boys, Kojima decided to scrap the concept altogether once the first season of the show aired. However, there might be a second chance for Kojima to get on board with a direct game adaptation of The Boys, especially if Kripke and Starr are both championing the idea.
Unfortunately, the likelihood of this happening is slim to none. Kojima nor Kojima Productions have replied to the appeals and it’s unknown if Amazon would play ball with the idea since the company owns the rights to the show.
That said, it’s a dream collaboration and there’s plenty of reasons to make a good video game adaptation of The Boys, even if it isn’t directly handled by Kojima. We’ll just have to wait and see if this actually goes anywhere.
Source: Antony Starr Twitter