The Boys Takes Aim at HBO Max & Discovery+ With Vought++ Announcement

Well, someone had to do it. If you’ve been following the recent updates from Warner Bros., HBO Max, and Discovery+ this week, you know it’s hard to get a response other than “WTF is happening?” in the decisions announced and/or leaked with the content of the platforms and their future plans. Between titles that mysteriously disappear from the catalog, anticipated films that are shelved and filmmakers that are caught off guard, Prime Videos the boys took to Twitter to poke fun at the mess going on with HBO Discovery over a clever Vought announcement.

The fake announcement pokes fun at HBO Max’s rebrand, which will incorporate Discovery+ and curb production of original content to focus on theatrical productions. But what will it be called? This is a platform that was already twice rebranded as HBO Go and HBO Now before Max came to serve as a global title. Now that they have no more names, the boys pokes fun at HBO by announcing Vought++, a streaming platform that includes several other streaming services for plus-plus fun (at a higher price) in the comfort of your home.


And that’s not all: the post features several Easter egg-esque jokes that the more you read, the harder you’ll laugh, including a cheesy recording made on the short-lived streaming platform CNN+ (which was shut down by HBO Discovery barely weeks) after it was launched), a construction reality series that is clearly a parody of Owned Brothersand of course a ton of references to the flagship superhero content often used to attract new subscribers.

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The joke works perfectly since the boysThe biggest characters are obviously satires of DC’s most iconic superheroes. In the main cast alone, Homelander (Anthony Starr), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A train (Jessie T. Usher), and the depth (Chace Crawford) are easily associated with Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman. These are all heroes (and huge money makers) caught in the crossfire of what’s been going on with HBO Discovery and Warner Bros. since the biggest course correction announced by the new CEO David Zaslav is to scrap the Snyderverse – AKA forgetting that movies like Batman v. Superman: The Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel exist and start afresh with a Marvel Cinematic Universe-esque 10-year plan that will reportedly bring the money back into the global box office.

An extra layer of the joke is the fact that, in the boysuniverse, Vought is a mega-corporation that does whatever it takes to keep profits in, and this includes making unpopular decisions, shunning key players for ridiculous reasons, and just making changes on a whim without really worrying. about what the public is doing. opinion will be. Not that HBO Max Discovery++ Now does, no… that’s just Vought for you.

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Check out Vought++’s clever announcement tweet below:

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