Did you know that today is Soldier Boy Day? It really is…in the universe of The Boys. Soldier Boy may have been a part of “the Greatest Generation,” but there was nothing great about this hero gone wrong. Don’t let his Captain America-like costume fool you. Soldier Boy was Homelander before Homelander, and he wants to join the Seven this season. And it may just be easier to give him what he wants.
Former Supernatural star Jensen Ackles will portray the World War II “hero.” Although his character’s modern costume has already been revealed, this is the first look at his classic costume.
In 1945, an executive order was drafted to establish April 28 as #SoldierBoyDay, honoring his heroic efforts in World War II. But he humbly changed it to #NationalSuperheroDay instead, making it a day ALL heroes are celebrated. Retweet to honor the original! pic.twitter.com/n5gK4W0ZQ2
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) April 28, 2022
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Ackles previously described his role during an interview with Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast.
“He’s a grandpa, right?” said Ackles. “Like, he fought in World War II and he’s just this curmudgeon bigoted a**hole. And he doesn’t age so he’s this young, you know, 40-year-old superhero who’s really 80 years old or 90 years old and there’s just so much material there and you’ll see what I mean when you see the show. But he has a ‘taste’ for people that were of his era and so it was a no-brainer.”
The Boys season 3 hits Amazon Prime on June 3.
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