Simon Pegg may have inspired a character for The Boys and while the role went to Jack Quaid, Pegg has nothing but well wishes for the Amazon series.
The character of Wee Hughie in Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's long-running comic book series The Boys was famously inspired visually by Pegg, the actor revealed why he ultimately didn't get the role for Amazon's upcoming adaptation.
"I was never up for it. I mean, I played Hughie in the comics [as] Darick Robertson drew me as Hughie but [he's] in his early twenties so I was never going to play Hughie. I was never eligible to play Hughie." explained Pegg in an interview with ComicBookMovie.com "I'm really happy that Jack Quaid got the role because I think Jack's a brilliant actor and I can't wait to see what they do with the adaptation of it."
At 48 years old, Pegg certainly looks much younger than his age but not as fresh-faced as the character from the popular revisionist superhero series. With Quaid taking the role, the actor has Pegg's blessings as he remains a fan of the comic book series and its upcoming adaptation.
"It's a fantastic book and Karl Urban is going to be great as Butcher so it's exciting to get to sit back and watch it. I'm very honored I was immortalized as a comic book character as well." Pegg continued. "I never asked to be but Darick just did it for s**** and giggles and I was kind of super chuffed!"
Developed for television by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, Amazon’s The Boys stars Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, and Karen Fukuhara. It is expected to premiere on the streaming service sometime in early 2019.