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First Look at Jensen Ackles As Soldier Boy In The Boys Season Three

June 7, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jensen Ackles is set to play Soldier Boy in the third season of The Boys, and we now have our first look at him in character. The Amazon Prime series has released the first pics of Ackles as the Captain America-like character, who is the leader of Team Payback. Team Payback was the big team of superheroes before The Seven was founded, with Soldier Boy active during World War II as one of the early experiments by Frederik Vought.

“Soldier Boy is the original badass,” costume designer Laura Jean Shannon told EW. “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.”

“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,” said Erik Kripke. “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.”

The third season is currently filming with Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, and Doumit all returning, as well as new cast member Katia Winter in the role of Little Nina.

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