‘The Boys: Mexico’ Spinoff Teams Up Diego Luna And Gael Garcia Bernal With ‘Blue Beetle’ Writer

It’s the most unexpected Y tu Mama Tambien reunion ever. Surely, nobody could’ve predicted that Mexican superstars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna would reunite anywhere near the same universe as Homelander, Billy the Butcher, and the gang on Prime Video’s hit series, The Boys. But that’s exactly what’s happening with a planned spinoff series, The Boys: Mexico.

Genius-level title aside, The Boys: Mexico is in the works now, according to Deadline. The series will obviously take place in Mexico, and has Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer aboard as writer and showrunner. Dunnet-Alcocer recently wrote DC Comics superhero film Blue Beetle, which had positive reviews but lackluster box office.

As for Bernal and Luna, they are currently attached as exec-producers. However, the report states that both actors could take active roles, although they would likely be on the supporting side and not the leads. They might make good authority figure types, similar to Giancarlo Esposito’s Stan Edgar.

For those who may not know, The Boys takes place in a universe where superheroes exist but are owned by a mega-corporation, Vought, who exploit them in every way possible. However, most heroes are only good when in the public eye, and are depraved, violent monsters when the cameras are off. While plot details on The Boys: Mexico are being kept under wraps, expect more of the R-rated content the franchise is known for.

Travis Hopson
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