X-Men star Shawn Ashmore joins the cast of “The Boys” season 2

With the highly anticipated second series of superhero satire The Boys debuting next month, showrunner Eric Kripke has confirmed a brand new and exciting piece of casting for the show.

That’s right, star Shawn Ashmore, who played Iceman in four of the X-Men franchise films, is ironically set to join the series as new character Lamplighter, who’s powers include pyrokinesis.

According to Amazon, Lamplighter was an original member of the Seven who ties in directly to the Boys’ tragic history, as he’s reportedly the main reason they broke up eight years ago. So when he appears again, he’s said to bring back painful memories and will change everything.

There were a couple of references to the character in the first season, with the nod that he retired under mysterious circumstances, and Mallory (Laila Robins) also mentioned to Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) that Lamplighter incinerated her grandchildren. Jeeze.

Check out the first-look photo below!

The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own.  On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes centre stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalise on the nation’s paranoia.

The Supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).  Recurring stars in season two include Claudia DoumitGoran VisnijcMalcolm BarrettColby MinifieShantel VanSantenCameron CrovettiPJ ByrneLaila Robbins returning as Vought boss Stan Edgar, among others.

The Boys season 2 debuts worldwide on 4 September on Amazon Prime Video.

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