‘The Boys’: Jensen Ackles Teases Soldier Boy’s Bigoted Behavior


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The Boys and Supernatural star Jensen Ackles has teased at what we can expect from Soldier Boy, going so far as to call him a bigot.

Before the second season of The Boys was even released, the people behind the series revealed that Jensen Ackles had been cast as the character Soldier Boy for the third season. The character was mentioned by Giancarlo Esposito’s Stan Edgar in the show’s second season to highlight how little control Homelander had or would ever have over Vought International. The character’s story in the comics, however, is a bit more complicated with the name being held by two different characters at different points in time.

Since then, stills of the character and showrunner Eric Kripke have teased as to what to expect from the character. In a recent appearance on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum, Jensen Ackles went even further with this calling him a bigot and how he’s very much a 90-year-old man in a 40-year-old’s body:

“What happens is they kind of find me, and I’ve been essentially in captivity for a while And so, when they do, I’m bearded and I look like Cast Away, but then they clean me up and I get my superhero outfit back on and I go to town….He’s a grandpa. He’s from the ’40s. He fought in World War II, and he’s just this curmudgeon, bigoted a–hole. He doesn’t age, so he’s this young, 40-year-old superhero who’s really 80 years old or 90 years old. There’s just so much material there, you’ll see what I mean when you see the show but he has a taste for people who were of his era.”

Here is the official synopsis for the second season of The Boys:

The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, and Colby Minifie, and Jensen Ackles.

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Trey Griffeth

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