Despite the strength and ferocity of Homelander’s super powers, plenty of people have their doubts about Homelander’s inner strength. During an interview to promote Season 2 of “The Boys,” Homelander actor Antony Starr explained why he believes Homelander is actually the “weakest” character.
“He’s physically the strongest man in the world and the most dangerous man in the world. He’s the super superhero,” Starr said (via Collider). “But I’ve always viewed him, right off the bat, as the weakest character on the show, emotionally and maybe arguably spiritually.”
Starr went on to refer to Homelander as “crippled” and “dysfunctional,” saying, “He has a very difficult time dealing with his own humanity.” Because of Homelander’s laser eyes, flight, super speed, and super strength, he is often compared to DC’s Superman (aka Clark Kent / Kal-El), but Starr also told Collider that he thinks Homelander is similar to the Man of Steel in a decidedly different manner.
“If you compare him to Superman, his kryptonite is his own humanity, which he’s constantly trying to avoid but also can’t escape,” Starr said. “It’s one of the most important things that you always see that vulnerability. It’s a weakness.”
“The Boys” Season 3 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on June 3 (via IMDb).