In season 2, program 7 of The Boys, Iain Noble went with him Lord of the Rings co-star, Karl Urban, for a small reunion. And after seeing the two together, fans were happier.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for season 2, episode 7 of The Boys.]
John Noble portrays Sam Butcher in ‘The Boys’
In “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker,” Billy Butcher, played by Karl Urban, finally meets his father, Sam Butcher, who is represented by John Noble. When Noble went together The Boys cast, he has returned with Urban for the first time since Lord of the Rings.
In The Twin Towers and The King’s Return, Noble played Denethor, Gondor ‘s Managing Steward. In both films, Urban plays Eomer, the nephew of King Theoden and commander of Rohan ‘s forces.
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In the program, Butcher and Sam meet for the first time in years. Sam is dying of cancer, and he hopes to reconcile with his son before he dies. But when the two meet happily, they argue, with a Butcher almost throwing his father off the balcony.
‘The Boys’ fan is a John Noble fan
In an interview with TV Line, The Boys Presenter Eric Kripke appeared as he ended up throwing Noble as Sam Butcher. He said it wasn’t easy to find the right actor, as the character had big shoes to fill in for a while.
“It’s a very sad thing to throw the Butcher’s father, because he’s so big in Billy’s life,” Kripke said. “So you have to throw an actor with the weight and the image to fill his father’s shoes and [who] can go to toe with butcher. It’s hard to find an actor who will do that for one scene in one show program. ”
Kripke noted that he is a big fan of Noble’s work, forcing the actor to make an early selection for the role. But the director also admitted that he reached out to Noble because of his connection to Urban.
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“We went through a list of actors of that genre, and John Noble immediately jumped out at us,” he said. “One, I really like it. It’s so good. And two, I would be lying if I didn’t admit we hoped he was feeling a little Lord of the Rings nepotism towards Karl and he would be more likely to say he would fly all the way to Toronto and take time out of his busy schedule for one look. I thought, ‘He’s friends with Karl, so maybe that makes our surprise a little better. ‘I think it worked, because he’s a loving guy, and he loves Karl, and Karl was really happy to get together again. ”
Fans were thrilled to receive this little reunion ‘Lord of the Rings’
The Boys fans were thrilled to see Noble and Urban on screen together. “Denethor and Eomer!” one Reddit user shouted, and another said, “Gondor and Rohan, reunited again!”
“When they were both on screen, I was like woahhh, LOTR !!!” shouted another Reddit fan.
Some fans suggested Noble’s throw was perfect, highlighting his importance as a Denethor. Lord of the Rings. “I have to say that John plays the Butcher’s father in a stroke of genes! ” wrote one Redditor. “The butcher’s father in the comics was not nice at all. He may not have been at the level of “Denethor” but he was still very spiritual. ”
It’s not clear if Noble will return for season 3. But with all the feedback he gets, presenters may have to re-apply for another program.
Seasons 1 and 2 of The Boys currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.