Jensen Ackles has teased the first look at his character ahead of The Boys season 3 but just who is new arrival Soldier Boy?
Since it arrived on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, The Boys has become one of TV’s must-watch shows, especially in a world dominated by superheroes.
Following the conclusion of season 2 in October 2020, fans have been chomping at the bit for more and now, the first tease for season 3 has been revealed.
That tease came courtesy of Jensen Ackles as he revealed the first look at his new character, Soldier Boy.
*Spoilers ahead for The Boys season 2*
The Boys season 3 on Amazon Prime Video
Season 3 of The Boys was announced by Amazon on July 19th, 2020, two months before season 2 even started.
The upcoming instalment promises to be explosive after Billy Butcher’s wife, Becca, was killed (for real this time) in the season 2 finale which could very well see Butcher go even further off the rails than before,
On the other side of the divide, Vought and Homelander were rocked by the death of Stormfront and will need some new recruits to get the Seven back up to full capacity.
Jensen Ackles’ character teased
Prior to season 2’s release, Amazon announced that Jensen Ackles would be added to The Boys’ cast for season 3.
It was revealed that the Supernatural actor would be taking on the role of Soldier Boy in the new season, a parody of Marvel’s Captain America but since that initial announcement in August 2020, there has been radio silence.
That was until June 2021 when Jensen Ackles finally revealed the first look at his new character with a number of teaser images released on social media.
Between June 6th and 7th, fans caught their first glimpses of Ackles in his Soldier Boy garb along with his Captain America-inspired shield.
Who is Soldier Boy?
- Soldier Boy is seen as the original superhero and is akin to Marvel’s Captain America.
Soldier Boy was injected with an early version of Compound V in 1944 so that he could be used as a super-powered weapon against the Nazis.
He shares many of Captain America’s powers and even has a shield of his own.
In the years since, Soldier Boy became a national symbol and was elected to become the leader of Payback, a superhero team that takes inspiration from the Avengers, although he yearns to be a member of the Seven.
We’ve already met two former members of Payback including Stormfront and Eagle the Archer, who we see working for The Church of the Collective in season 2.
However, while Soldier Boy is said to have fought the Germans in World War II, Billy Butcher isn’t convinced by the story.
The Boys season 3 is awaiting a release date while seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.