The showrunner and main villain of Amazon’s superhero parody series The young (opens in new tab) really want to make a video game out of it – and they want nothing but Metal Gear (opens in new tab) and Death Stranding (opens in new tab) mastermind Hideo Kojima to make it happen.
The idea came up over the weekend, when Kojima revealed he was originally planning his own dark superhero game but decided to shelve it after watching The Boys.
“I watched a few episodes that were being delivered at the time I was about to start a project that I had been warming up to for a long time and put it on hold because the concept was similar (different takes and tricks),” he tweeted. “A sidekick (male/female) with a special detective team who takes on legendary heroes behind the scenes. I was thinking of Mads as the lead.”
Mads is of course Mads Mikkelsen who was in Death Stranding and would probably make a standout dark hero or villain or anything really.
Kojima clarified what he intended to do in a follow up tweet (opens in new tab)writes, “Today, as superheroes continue to be mass-produced in the entertainment industry, this drama should be a radical, hard-nosed action film, with neither hero nor villain, with a surprisingly black joke and a worldview that’s the opposite of what we’re used to.”
It sounds like an excellent idea and caught the attention of none other than The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke. “Please come and have a #TheBoys game,” Kripke tweeted in response to Kojima. “We can unite and conquer! Big fan by the way.”
Please come and make a #TheBoys game. We can unite and conquer! Big fan, by the way. #TheBoysTVJune 26, 2022
And in response, Anthony Starr, who plays insane villain Homelander on the show, tweeted, “Second, this notion (opens in new tab).”
Kojima has yet to respond to Kripke or Starr, and the odds of Kojima taking on a licensed Amazon game seem slim at best: he’s apparently already working on a new Death Stranding (opens in new tab), for one, and Amazon has its own game development studio anyway. But the idea of a Boys game helmed by a seasoned creator who’s not afraid to get weird has serious potential, and if Kojima’s already contemplated something like that, well – dare you to dream , I assume.
Unfortunately, in a later tweet, Kojima said he’s watched a few more episodes of The Boys since then, and also seemed to put some more distance between the show and what he had in mind. “The concept was the same, a black ‘anti-hero; Story pitting a superhero against a human,” he tweeted. “But the setting, the gimmicks and the tone were very different than what I envisioned for my previous project.”
I watched the first eight episodes of THE BOYS season one. The concept was the same, a black “anti-hero” story pitting a superhero against a human, but the setting, gimmicks and tone were very different than what I envisioned for my previous project. pic.twitter.com/sekEiL6agEJune 27, 2022
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