The Boys' Takes Aim at HBO Max and Discovery+ With Hysterical Vought++ Announcement

Surely, someone had to do it. Since Warner Bros., HBO Max, and Discovery+ have all announced or leaked decisions regarding their platforms' content and future plans in recent days, it's hard not to react to "WTF is going on?". 

Prime Video's The Boys took to Twitter to poke fun at the HBO Discovery blunder with a clever Vought announcement in between titles mysteriously disappearing from the catalog, anticipated films being shelved, and filmmakers being blindsided. 

The fake announcement makes fun of the rebranding of HBO Max, which will include Discovery+ and cut back on making original content so that it can focus on making movies for theatres. 

But what will it be called? HBO Go, and HBO Now was the previous names for this service before it was renamed Max as a global brand.  

The Boys is making fun of HBO by launching Vought++, a streaming platform that incorporates several other streaming services for additional (albeit more expensive) entertainment at home. 

The joke works perfectly because DC's most iconic superheroes are clearly satirized in The Boys' most prominent characters.  

On their own, Homelander (Anthony Starr), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), and The Deep (Chace Crawford) are easy to associate with Superman, Wonder Woman (Jessie T. Usher), and Aquaman.