Ahead of its second season, “The Boys” is already looking towards Season 3, adding “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles, who will play portray Soldier Boy.Soldier Boy is known as “the original superhero,” who fought in World War II and became “the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.”“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true,” said Showrunner and Executive Producer Eric Kripke. ” Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys’.”Also Read: Why 'The Boys' Gender-Flipped Stormfront With Aya CashAckles is best known for his role as one half of the Winchester brothers, Dean, alongside Jared Padalecki. The longrunning CW drama is set to finally end its run this fall, which was delayed from this past spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kripke, of course, created the drama for The CW’s predecessor network, The WB.“The Boys” returns for its second season on Sept. 4.View this post on Instagram I keep wondering what I’ll do….when @cw_supernatural finally ends this year. Then it hit me. *volume ⬆️A post shared by Jensen Ackles (@jensenackles) on Aug 17, 2020 at 9:04am PDTRead original story ‘The Boys’ Casts Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy for Season 3 At TheWrap
Nathan Fillion’s long been rumoured for the project but that’s unlikely to happen. Marky Mark may not have the acting dexterity (sorry Mark) but what arguably he lacks in ability he certainly makes up with in dedication and physical attributes. Perhaps not the obvious or even the most popular choice, Duhamel earns his place having had a recurring role in the ‘Transformers’ movies where he plays Lt. Colonel William Lennox, so has the escaping-huge-killer-nasties-and-spraying-machine-gun-bullets thing down to a tee.