THE BOYS Casts KARL URBAN as BILLY BUTCHER - Report

Karl Urban
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Karl Urban arrives at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Karl Urban has reportedly joined Amazon Prime's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys in what is described as the show's "starring role," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Urban will reportedly play Billy Butcher, the leader of a group of anti-heroes aiming to take down their world's corrupt superheroes.

Urban is no stranger to genre roles, having played Eomer in The Lord of the Rings, Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in three Star Trek films, the title role in Dredd, and most recently Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok.

No premiere date for The Boys has been announced.

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