The Boys isn’t done surprising fans with major guest stars.
It was revealed today that veteran actor Paul Reiser has joined the series’ cast as “The Legend,” a parody of real-life icon Stan “The Man” Lee. The character originates from the Garth Ennis comic books, where he is a former employee of Vought-American’s Victory Comics who is now living underneath a comic book store. “The Legend” was responsible for writing many of the stories that made Supes famous, and as a result, possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of Vought’s superhuman roster. This proves to be helpful when he later becomes an unofficial member of The Boys.
Viewers won’t have to wait long to see Reiser take over the role. Amazon teased yesterday that the character would appear in this week’s episode of the hit series, titled ‘The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies.’ It’s currently unknown if the former Mad About You star will play a version of “The Legend” recognizable from the comics, or if his live-action take will be something new for streaming audiences. Amazon’s press release for the announcement does refer to “The Legend” as “an iconic fan-favorite character from the original comic book series”, so perhaps there is hope that this iteration will stay true to his graphic origins. Either way, the role marks another big step in Reiser‘s recent return to the spotlight. The actor is also currently starring as Dr. Sam Owens on Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things.
The Boys Season 3 is now streaming on Amazon Prime.