With many of us still processing last week’s second season finale to The Boys, show-runner Eric Kripke has dropped a big clue to what we can expect from the third season’s premiere episode.

A screenshot of a script title, “Payback,” written by Craig Rosenberg, references a team of supes due to appear in the next season. Led by Soldier Boy (Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles), the team is a direct parody of Marvel’s Avengers.

Filming is due to begin in early 2021, with Kripke further adding “You’re not F***ing ready” for what’s to come. You’d imagine after two seasons, the majority of us are fairly well adjusted to the bloody, head-exploding carnage that the show can deliver, but then again, what about poor Lucy the whale?

Other members from Payback include Tek-Knight and Crimson Countess, who’ve both been previously referenced in the show’s first season, but at the time they were paid little attention to. Depending on how closely Kripke and his team follow the source material, then these guys are likely to create all kinds of problems. 

If you’re all caught up with The Boys Season 2 and want more from the show, then check out Flickluster’s reviews, including last week’s devastating season finale.

Last month, it was announced that a spin-off to The Boys was in development. The project will focus on a superhero college, and will be written by Craig Rosenberg, the executive producer for The BoysThe spin-off will be set in “America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (and run by Vought International),” and will explore “the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities.”

Eric Kripke and his team of producers, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Pavun Shetty, and Neal H. Moretz will all executive produce.