‘The Boys’ season 3 first look at Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy
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Amazon Prime Video has released the long-awaited first-look of Jensen Ackles in the Soldier Boy supersuit for Season 3 of the hit series THE BOYS. The Super Suit was designed by Laura Jean Shannon and concept artist Greg Hopwood.
When designing the Soldier Boy Super Suit, Shannon noted, “Soldier Boy is the original bad ass. 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.”
Knowing that Soldier Boy is a fan-favorite character from the original graphic novels, Showrunner Eric Kripke knew the importance of the Super Suit, saying, “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.’ 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.”
Soldier is described as “strong and agile, able to dodge bullets and blows equally easily” and he is quite subservient to the leader Homelander. The character comes from a different era and was the first created superhero before Homelander came along.
Ackles flies into this new role following his work on Supernatural, the long-running series on The CW where Kripke was the showrunner. The actor has become instantly a fan favorite on The Boys even as he has yet to debut in the series.
The Boys is currently filming season 3 and Amazon has yet to confirm its release date.