Jensen Ackles will be at the forefront of the boys season 3 in his new role as Soldier Boy, the very first superhero in the show’s fictional world. Made for Amazon Prime by Eric Kripke, the boys is based on the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The first season premiered in 2019 to great acclaim and returned in 2020 with a second season that was also very well received.
The Boys Season 3 is now in production, which has already been revealed supernatural star Jensen Ackles will play the character Soldier Boy. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, creator and showrunner Eric Kripke discusses the role Soldier Boy will play in the third season. He suggests that Ackles’ will take center stage in the new episodes, with Soldier Boy’s story serving to tell more about Vought’s history and the effect the superheroes have had on the world.
“Season 3 delves a lot more into the history of how we got here through this character from Soldier Boy. We were able to both dig into the history of the country and really look at toxic masculinity and male roles, and what a shit – show this is the cause. This whole fucking independent Marlboro man thing,” explains Eric Kripke.
To pour Jensen Ackles in the role was not the plan for Soldier Boy from the start. Originally, the creative team had looked to actors much older than Ackles, as Soldier Boy hails from a bygone era. Getting supernatural star on the series as the focal point for Season 3 came about after a chance phone call during pre-production before the role was officially released.
“We had written Soldier Boy long before I cast Jensen. The majority of the guys we looked at for that part were actually quite older than Jensen. Because it’s a World War II hero,” Kripke explains. “He just happened to call me and we were just chatting and I said, ‘Well, I’m preparing season 3 of the show, and I have this character Soldier Boy, and it was a real pain to cast, and I ‘I haven’t really found anyone. Hey, wait a minute, do you want to do it?’ I sent him the script and he said, ‘Oh my God, I totally want to do this.'”
From there, Ackles was in place to join in the boys in a matter of days. His inclusion on the popular Amazon show has sparked a lot of excitement for Season 3, especially for some fans of supernatural after Ackles moves on to his next role. Several images of Ackles have been released on set and he seems to have integrated very well with the other cast members. We also got our first official look at Ackles in the Soldier Boy costume with the photos shared online.
the boys has a shot at Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards, based on the acclaim of the show’s second season. With Ackles involved, Season 3 may just take the series to even greater heights. Amazon has not yet revealed when Season 3 will premiere, but production is nearing its end. This news comes from Vanity Fair.
Topics: The boys