Amazon Prime’s The Boys just premiered its final episode for season two. Spoiler: it was epic! I actually reviewed the episode in a previous review. While we’re still basking in the awesomeness that was episode eight, we’re also looking towards season three. Specifically, what we can expect from Jensen Ackles’ upcoming character – Soldier Boy.
Eric Kripke, as the showrunner for The Boys and who has worked with Ackles on Supernatural before; talked about getting Soldier Boy for season three:
“One of the things I love most about the world in [The Boys] comic books isn’t just how fleshed out it is, but the history of it. It goes back 60, 70 years and it’s just as fleshed out as it is today. One of the reasons that we’re getting into Soldier Boy [in season 3] and that team, Payback, is we’re interested in exploring a little bit of how we got here. Through the history of the supes, we can tell a little bit about the history of America and how we ended up in the current fraught position that we’re in. Soldier Boy gives us an opportunity to do that.“
Kripke added re: Payback:
“We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it.”
Kripke also added when it came to casting Ackles in the project:
“My assumption was, he’s just finished his 15 years [on Supernatural]. I can’t imagine he wants to dive into another project. But, as luck would have it, he called me for a completely other issue. He wanted to pick my brain about a project.”
As far as how the rest of the cast feels about Ackles coming in – Laz Alonso [who plays Mother’s Milk] expressed:
“We’ve been hearing about Soldier Boy for the last two seasons and the role that he played in our cinematic universe. It’ll be interesting to see what storyline he carries throughout this season and which one of us has to really go head-to-head with him, because with the head protagonist or antagonist for that season, there’s usually one of us who has a bone to pick with ’em. Frenchie had Lamplighter [Shawn Ashmore] this season. There’s gonna be fun in seeing what kind of history we drum up.”
For the full interview, make sure you check out EW. Are you excited for Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy?
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