Who Will Jensen Ackles Play In Amazon’s The Boys Season 3?
Amazon Prime’s The Boys Season 2 isn’t even out before exciting Season 3 news surfaces.
It’s confirmed, Jensen Ackles, one-half of the swoon-worthy Winchester brothers from Supernatural, will be joining the cast of Amazon Studios’s The Boys for Season 3. Season 2 is set to drop on September 4, 2020, and is just as amazing as the first season. Ackles will play Soldier Boy, a World War II veteran, and the world’s first super-celebrity. Decades after he rose to fame, he has become a mainstay of Americana. No word yet on how this iteration of the character will play out, especially as it relates to Homelander.
Soldier Boy in the graphic novels by Garth Ennis is a parody of Captain America and a bit of a dullard. He first appeared in The Boys: Herogasm #1. He is typically a weak-willed weak-minded supe who is easily influenced by those around him. There is a particularly disgusting encounter with Homelander, where the vile hero pressures Soldier Boy into having sex with him. Sexual assault and power imbalances are essential issues the wildly raucous graphic novel series come to life grapples with.
It is hard to imagine the sharp jawed, brooding, and stoic Dean Winchester being anyone’s bitch, but the actor has a wide range of acting skills. In his decade and a half with Supernatural, Dean developed into a complex character who was more than just a moody fighter. If he brings even half of the pathos to Soldier Boy, we are in for a wild ride.
Showrunner and Executive Producer of both Supernatural and The Boys Eric Kripke will be reuniting with Ackles to bring the iconic character to life. Kripke said, “I can’t wait to be on set with him again and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.” Hell yes! I can’t tell you how good that sounds. The Boys Season 2 premier’s September 4th, 2020, on Amazon Prime.
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