How The Boys' Jack Quaid Prepared To Play Superman For New HBO Max Series

Jack Quaid as Hughie in The Boys Amazon Prime Video

The Boys' Jack Quaid has spent two seasons so far (with Season 3 on the way) playing a mild-mannered character with a vengeance against superheroes, but he's now become the greatest superhero of them all, Superman. Also one of the voice-acting leads of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks, Quaid was revealed to be the star of HBO Max and Cartoon Network's new animated series My Adventures With Superman, and he'll be voicing none other than the Man of Steel himself, as well as alter ego Clark Kent, of course.

While promoting that other great aforementioned series Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1, which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, Jack Quaid spoke with CinemaBlend and made it clear that he was amped up about his upcoming portrayal as the newest TV iteration of Superman. The actor revealed some of the research he dug into ahead of the bringing the role to life, and shared how playing Superman has affected his own life thus far.

To research it, I read All-Star Superman, which is such a good graphic novel. It's incredible. I've always been a fan of Superman, but I've become like a rabid Superman fan ever since really diving into research. I'm really excited to be a part of it and really excited for audiences to see it. I think we have a really cool take on a really classic character. It's awesome.

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's classic 12-issue tale All-Star Superman is definitely as good a place as any for fans looking for a premiere Superman story to pull them back into the comic-verse, and it seemed to have a profound effect on Jack Quaid. The actor, who has mentioned in the past that he's a geeky guy, certainly sounds like he has the passion and motivation to give audiences another memorable take on animated Clark Kent and Superman, as well as the one he's best capable of providing. Check out a first look at the show's characters below.

clark kent and lois lane in my adventures with superman first look

Jack Quaid will take on the role of Superman alongside Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actress Alice Lee, who will play Lois Lane. My Adventures With Superman is set during the more formative years of Clark's journey as the hero, which Quaid said he really came to appreciate while working on the project.

It takes place when Superman, Clark, is a bit younger and he's just starting to work for the Daily Planet. You meet Lois, you meet Jimmy, and all the characters we've come to know and love. What I like about it is he's just starting. He doesn't really quite have a grasp on being Superman yet, and that was a really fun thing to play.

Considering how often Superman's story has been told across various mediums, hopefully this story's particular timeline does make it stand out, along with Jack Quaid's voice work, of course. My Adventures With Superman is actually one of two upcoming DC animated series headed to HBO Max, with the other one being Batman: Caped Crusader. So with Jack Quaid heading up the Superman project, and Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves (director of The Batman) attached to the Batman series, it looks like DC and Warner Bros. have no end in sight for all the comic book TV coming fans' way. Can these shows live up to the standard set by Batman: The Animated Series or Superman: The Animated Series? I'm definitely hoping they can, and in a single bound, too.

With a two-season order already locked down, My Adventures With Superman is currently still in the development and production process, but it will debut on HBO Max and Cartoon Network at some point in the future. For more on Jack Quaid and superheroes, be sure to check out the photo he snapped with Jensen Ackles, with both settling in for filming on The Boys Season 3. Also, be sure to pick up Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 on DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook for more of Quaid's voice acting as Bradward Boimler!

Mick Joest
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