Former Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is one of the key cast additions for The Boys season 3. He will portray Soldier Boy, one of the first Supes. Soldier Boy is also a patriotic hero who made his debut in World War II. So essentially, he’s the Captain America of this world…but a much darker hero than Steve Rogers.
Amazon Prime has released the first photo of Ackles in costume as Soldier Boy. Laura Jean Shannon and concept artist Greg Hopwood designed the outfit, and they included their take on Soldier Boy’s shield.
“Soldier Boy is the original bad ass,” said Shannon in a statement. “Our goal was to highlight a bygone era of overt masculinity and grit. With that pedigree we dove headfirst into baking in an all-American quality grounded in a military soldier’s practicality with a heavy dose of old school cowboy swagger. We knew that the actor had to have Steve McQueen looks and chops with a John Wayne attitude, luckily Jensen Ackles embodies all of that.”
“When I cast Jensen as Soldier Boy, the first thing I said was, ‘I’m most excited for you, because of the amazing process you’ll go through with LJ, our Super Suit designer.’” added The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke. It took six months but the experience surpassed Jensen’s expectations. LJ has made a work of art that tips its hat to the WWII Soldier Boy from the comics, while taking it in a sleek new direction. And if you think the photos are cool, just wait till you see Jensen in action. It’s one of my very favorite suits. Also, now you can quit clogging my Twitter notifications with demands to see it.”
The Boys season 3 is still in production. However, there’s no premiere date yet.
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