Jensen Ackles is joining The Boys. Ackles and Amazon Prime Video announced Monday that the Supernatural star will perform Soldier Boy on The Boys season three. That will reunite him with Supernatural creator and The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke. In the comics that The Boys is primarily based on, Soldier Boy is portion of a superhero group known as Payback, that was to start with formed all through Planet War II to battle Nazi Germany. Soldier Boy turned into the world’s to start with superpowered celebrity due to his heroics and has prolonged been revered in American society. Feel of Solider Boy as basically The Boys’ equivalent to Captain America.
In an Instagram video posted on Monday, Ackles wrote: “I continue to keep wanting to know what I will do….when [Supernatural] last but not least ends this yr. Then it hit me.” The video displays Ackles stroking his encounter and pretending to ponder, in advance of a person offscreen throws a copy of The Boys volume 9 “The Large Ride” graphic novel at Ackles. He seems at the back cover, ruffles by means of it and lands on one thing that piques his curiosity, just as Elvis Presley’s hit ‘60s amount “Soldier Boy” kicks in with an on-the-nose reveal. Ackles then smiles to himself, breaks the fourth wall, and nods like he is identified his up coming purpose.
“When I was a little one, I had a crazy, not possible dream — to deliver Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” Kripke mentioned in a ready statement. “I’m content to say that dream has come accurate. Jensen is an incredible actor, an even superior individual, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I take into consideration him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the incredibly to start with superhero, he’ll carry so substantially humour, pathos, and danger to the purpose. I can not wait to be on set with him once more, and carry a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.”
The Boys was renewed for season three final month at the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con. Kripke created the series off the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and also serves as executive producer alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver for Stage Grey Photos, Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty for Authentic Movie, in addition to Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Rebecca Sonnenshine, Ken Levin and Jason Netter.
Ackles played Dean Winchester, the lead character in Supernatural, due to the fact the show’s to start with airing in 2005. The CW series was set to wrap up its fifteenth and last season earlier this yr, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic place a quit to manufacturing. Supernatural season 15 is set to conclude this autumn.
The Boys returns with season two on September four with the to start with 3 episodes. Remaining episodes will air weekly.