In their own spoof video promoting Vought+, the Boys take aim at Disney+ Day.
The fan-favorite Amazon series has been stepping up advertising for its upcoming third season via the continual release of music videos, news articles, and other relevant pieces via their social media presences, which are well renowned for their cutting satirical twist on classic superhero clichés.
The show has been leaning hard into developing a slew of phone PR for their less-than-heroic characters by operating YouTube and Twitter accounts on behalf of the show’s fictional multinational conglomerate, Vought International.
Amazon’s The Boys Skewers Disney+ Day Video
Disney+ recently celebrated its second anniversary with Disney+ Day, which serves as one of the main competitors to The Boys’ own Amazon Prime streaming service.
In addition to releasing plenty of new content on its platforms, such as Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the streamer has also made fresh announcements and provided exclusive sneak looks at upcoming shows, such as the highly awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The company also offered a limited deal that allowed new users to sign up for their first month at a discounted fee in order to attract new subscribers.
None of this appears to have passed The Boys‘ creative team, who responded with their own Vought+ Day video on their Vought International Twitter account, encouraging viewers to “sign up now before the subscription hike next week.” Homelander, A-Train, Black Noir, Starlight, and Queen Maeve, the show’s primary superheroes, appear in the video, which promotes Vought’s own fictitious streaming service, which allows audiences “the power to manage the finest material in the planet.”
Take a look at the video below:
While the release date for The Boys season 3 is unknown, the show’s continued advertising efforts have given fans much to laugh about in the meanwhile.
The Boys’ own version of Wolverine, Groundhawk, was previously teased on the Vought International YouTube channel, and this latest clip maintains the show’s much-loved trend of poking fun at the excessive commercialization of superheroes.
This isn’t the first time that Vought, the show’s morally corrupt mega-corporation, has been linked to Disney, with the in-show Vought Studios frequently created to purposely match Disney’s own Marvel Studios.