Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s
In case you were unsure if the NSFW nature of the comics would be translated to screen, the newest trailer for the series features a woman crushing a man’s head with her thighs during… a climax, and Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher blowing up someone’s head using a baby with laser eyes. So the irreverent and violent boxes have both been ticked.
This short introduces “Wee” Hughie, who in the comics is an anti-superhero conspiracy theorist. This meeting is key to the plot as Urban’s Billy enlists the young loner as part of his black ops team formed to take down the billionaire corporate superheroes The Seven.
The Seven are the antagonists of
A member of The Seven, Starlight A.K.A. Annie January is a young superhero who was once part of a hyper-right wing hero team known as the Young Americans. In her day-to-day life, she’s friends with Hughie, though neither of the two youngsters know the truth about the other’s secret life.