With a Hysterical Vought++ announcement, 'The Boys' targets HBO Max and Discovery+

With a Hysterical Vought++ announcement, 'The Boys' targets HBO Max and Discovery+ ...

Someone had to do it. If youve followed Warner Bros., HBO Max, and Discovery+'s latest developments, you may be surprised by the outcomes that have been announced and/or leaked, as well as the filmmakers' blind spots. In a clever Vought announcement, the Boys poke fun at HBO Discovery's woes.

The Boys is mocking HBO Max's rebranding, which is expected to include Discovery+ and reduce original programming in order to focus on theatrical productions. It's a platform that was previously rebranded twice, being called HBO Go and HBO Now, before Max came along to serve as a global title. For plus-plus fun (at a higher price) at your house, The Boys is announcing Vought++.

And, of course, there are also a few Easter egg-like jokes that are harder to laugh out loud, like a cheap shot at the short-lived streaming platform CNN+ (which was shut down by HBO Discovery just weeks after it was launched), a construction reality series that is obviously a recreation of Property Brothers, as well as a ton of newbie content.

Homelander (Anthony Starr), Queen Maeve (Jessie T. Usher), and The Deep (Chace Crawford) are easy to associate with Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman in the main cast alone. This is all heroes (and huge money-makers) that are caught in the crossfire of HBO Discovery and Warner Bros.' new CEO, David Zaslav, who has announced the most significant 10-year plan that supposedly will return the bucks to the global box office.

Vought is a mega-business in The Boys universe that does whatever is necessary to keep profits coming, including making unpopular decisions, shunning important players for ridiculous reasons, and just plain making changes on a whim without really caring about what the public's opinion will be. No, that's just Vought for you.

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Below is a clever Vought++ announcement tweet: