Jensen Ackles Landing The Role On The Boys Just As Supernatural Was Ending (And Beat Movie Stars To Do It)
Jensen Ackles is no longer Dean Winchester from Supernatural, and his follow-up role as Soldier Boy on The Boys took a drastically different turn. His new
Jensen Ackles is no longer Dean Winchester from Supernatural, and his follow-up role as Soldier Boy on The Boys took a drastically different turn. His new post resulted in a Supernatural reunion, since creator Eric Kripke also oversees the Amazon Prime program. The actor has spoken openly about how he landed Soldier Boy just as Supernatural was wrapping up. It even included defeating some Hollywood stars.
Eric Kripke described how Jensen Ackles got the part of Soldier Boy in 2021, but now it’s Ackles’ turn to tell his side of the tale. In a recent interview with Men’s Health, he discussed his experience on The Boys and how he got the part of Supe. Soldier Boy was originally intended for an older actor, but when Ackles contacted Kripke to ask his thoughts on a different project, the discussion took an unexpected turn: “I said, ‘So what’s going on over there at The Boys?” We were about to finish watching Supernatural when I realized, ‘You know, I’m going to be jobless.’ I just tossed it out there playfully. ‘Look, dude, if you want to come over to The Boys, I’ll bring you over here no problem,’ he offered right away. I’d be delighted to have you.’ ‘Sign me up!’ I said.
Given that Supernatural was nearing the end of its 15-season run, it’s no surprise that Ackles leaped at the chance to join The Boys! The actor said that Kripke gave him several audition tapes and that he instantly wanted in.
However, Ackles was skeptical that he would even receive the role. While he didn’t say who since he’d be blacklisted, he did say that after hearing who was on the shortlist, he was certain he wasn’t going to get Soldier Boy: I do know that there were certain names that I believe the network was considering. A brief list of names was provided. And when [Kripke] recited a handful of those names to me, I said to myself, ‘Oh, well, there’s no way.’ I don’t stand a chance. Those people are Hollywood stars.’
Fortunately, Jensen Ackles was cast as Soldier Boy, and the rest is history. It makes me wonder who else was up for the position and who made Ackles so concerned that he wouldn’t win it. Maybe one of those actors will appear as a different hero in The Boys Season 4, when it airs?
Meanwhile, Ackles was not the only Supernatural performer to go right into a new project once the show wrapped. Jared Padalecki agreed to play the title character in the Walker revival before the last season of Supernatural had even wrapped (and prior to the COVID shutdowns). Walker launched in SPN’s timeslot the following year, and the third season is already in the works, with prequel series Walker: Independence set to debut this autumn. In addition, Ackles’ Supernatural prequel The Winchesters will air in a few months.
There isn’t much information regarding The Boys Season 4 or if Soldier Boy will return. It’s unclear if he’ll return to cause more havoc now that he’s been taken back under and frozen in the season finale. Jensen Ackles, on the other hand, has been cast as a series regular on ABC’s Big Sky.
Season 3 of The Boys is now accessible with an Amazon Prime membership, while all 15 seasons of Supernatural are available with a Netflix subscription.
The Boys: Erin Moriarty Teases Shocking Season 4 Storylines
Season 4 of Prime Video’s The Boys has already begun production, and the group is already teasing spectators with all of the surprises in store. Specifical
Season 4 of Prime Video’s The Boys has already begun production, and the group is already teasing spectators with all of the surprises in store. Specifically, actress Erin Moriarty, who teased something unusual on social media.
Moriarty remarked in an Instagram story, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Attached was a photo showing herself and co-stars Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Capone, and Laz Alonso gazing out of a vault-like area, similar to the one they were in during Season 3.
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Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ head of global television, previously teased the escalation of The Boys, saying before Season 3’s release, “We knew from our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season Three of The Boys that the show was going to get even bolder – an impressive feat given the show’s Emmy-nominated second season… The Boys keeps pushing narrative limits while simultaneously being compulsively entertaining and threading the line on social satire that seems all too true.”
Season 4 was announced before of Season 3’s broadcast, with actor Karl Urban announcing in March, “I’m filming The Boys until the end of the year.” This followed previous claims, dating back to 2021, that Prime Video had approved a fourth season.
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In Season 3, Billy Butcher and Hughie used a temporary version of Compound V to take on the Vought and members of The Seven. Butcher and the Boys, desperate to bring Homelander down, searched for and awoke a dormant supe, Soldier Boy. While specifics about the new season’s narrative are scant, actor Jensen Ackles hinted that the Seven’s previous leader may not have met his end.
Season 4 of The Boys won’t be available on Prime Video for a while, but the Vought Universe has lots more in store. Prime Video is producing a spinoff series set on a supe college in addition to a second season of the anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolical! The project, dubbed Gen-V, is the franchise’s first live-action spinoff. Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Chance Perdomo as Emma Shaw, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Golden Boy, Sean Patrick Thomas as Polarity, and Marco Pigossi as Doctor Edison Cardosa are among the cast members.
The Boys’ first three seasons, as well as The Boys Presents: Diabolical!, are now accessible on Prime Video.
In One Important Way, The Boys’ Soldier Boy Outperforms Captain America
While The Boys’ Soldier Boy seemed to be a crude parody of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the copycat supe actually outperformed the original in one essen
While The Boys’ Soldier Boy seemed to be a crude parody of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the copycat supe actually outperformed the original in one essential way—at least in terms of the live-action version.
Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) is a Super Soldier in the Amazon Prime Video original series The Boys who was produced via the usage of Compound V—a serum that can convert individuals into superhumans. Soldier Boy was originally only extraordinarily strong and invulnerable. However, after extensive testing in a Russian laboratory, Soldier Boy obtained the ability to take away the abilities of other superheroes with a catastrophic explosion that he can generate from inside his own body. While that powerful skill is amazing (and one that Captain America lacks), it isn’t the reason The Boys’ Soldier Boy is more impressive than Captain America. The true explanation is significantly more subtle, but immensely more helpful in combat settings.
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The Avengers receive a distress call from a region of the planet that has been taken over by communist tyranny in Avengers #18 by Stan Lee and Don Heck, which was a huge matter given that this issue was published not long after the ‘Red Scare’ in the United States. Following a distress signal from a place in eastern Asia, the Avengers are met by communist officials from that region who pose as people in danger in order to deceive the Avengers into falling into their trap, all as part of their strategy to show that communism was better to capitalism. When the Avengers realize their error in taking this call, they are promptly attacked with a knockout gas that renders all of them unconscious, including Captain America.
M.M. tosses a smoke grenade at Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3 episode 6 titled ‘Herogasm,’ but Soldier Boy picks up the grenade and inhales the deadly smoke merely for the head rush, indicating that it has absolutely no effect on him at all. Captain America’s physique isn’t as powerful as Soldier Boy’s, as seen by Cap being put unconscious by the same chemical that took out Hawkeye, who is practically just an ordinary human, in Avengers #18. Being resistant to sleeper gas during a combat is very valuable since it is generally one of the first things an adversary would attempt to employ to target a group of heroes they intend to capture. Soldier Boy can only be knocked unconscious by a fatal nerve poison, therefore if he had been in Captain America’s place in this Avengers issue, the enemies would have had no idea what struck them.
Of course, this comparison is only valid between the comic book Captain America and the live-action Soldier Boy, since Soldier Boy in the comics cannot compete with any version of Captain America. Butcher immediately kills the Soldier Boy from The Boys comics after he is repeatedly insulted and molested by Homelander. Soldier Boy in the comics is the polar opposite of Captain America in terms of strength and ferocious courage. While The Boys’ live-action Soldier Boy is similarly a dark twist on a Captain America-like figure, he is more strong than the original since his body can withstand much more torture than Marvel’s top Super Soldier.
Following that, Captain America’s Avengers training is much too grueling for the MCU.
Top 10 Deaths from The Boys
Through three seasons, Amazon’s The Boys has been lauded by both superhero fans and television viewers as not just a fantastic comic book program, but a te
Through three seasons, Amazon’s The Boys has been lauded by both superhero fans and television viewers as not just a fantastic comic book program, but a terrific show in general. It has delivered to the cinema entertaining, dynamic, flawed, and compelling individuals. Despite the fact that the program deviates significantly from the source material, particularly in the most recent season, it remains captivatingly unique.
Of course, both the comic and the program are infamous for their graphic brutality. In this program, any character, from Supes who are members of The Seven to side characters with no abilities, is liable to death. Some deserved it completely, while others were unlucky collateral damage.
This article includes The Boys spoilers. There are also allusions to sexual assault, racism, and suicide in this article. Readers should use caution.
10) Hughie’s Path Is Set by Robin’s Death
Poor Robin (Jess Salgueiro) didn’t even see it coming, yet it’s still one of the most terrible deaths. A-Train (Jesse Usher), high on Compound V, runs right through Robin, leaving Hughie (Jack Quaid) clutching her severed wrists as blood splatters over his face.
The violence of the first death certainly made everyone who wasn’t acquainted with the original material drop their mouth. This death sets Hughie on his road with Butcher, leading him to join The Boys and become more and more like Butcher than he’d want to acknowledge.
9) Butcher was forced to deal with Becca’s death.
Twice Butcher’s (Karl Urban) desire for vengeance on all Supes was palpable. Homelander (Antony Starr) raped and murdered his wife, thus he had no choice but to die. However, towards the conclusion of season one, it was revealed that she was still alive, living in a safe house with her son, Ryan, whose father was Homelander.
Butcher is taken aback, but he is pleased she is alive, regardless of the circumstances. Then, towards the conclusion of season 2, Ryan’s heat vision activates, almost killing Stormfront (Aya Cash), but accidentally catching Becca (Shantel VanSanten) in the neck. Butcher and Ryan must witness Becca’s death, and Butcher must cope with the sorrow all over again.
8) Supersonic’s Brief Appearance in The Seven
A fresh addition to The Boys lineup seems to be a good match for season 3. Supersonic (Miles Gaston Villanueva), a local friend and previous lover of Starlight (Erin Moriarty), won a Bachelor x American Idol-style game show to become the newest member of The Seven (even though it was rigged).
Starlight begged him to return home multiple times, fearing he would be wounded, but he refused and pledged to stand by her. A-Train snitched after informing Homelander they were planning against him, and Homelander violently murdered Supersonic off-screen, displaying his damaged remains on a rooftop to Starlight afterwards.
7) The Courtroom Uprising (s)
Homelander and Vought seemed to be doomed. Dr. Vogelbaum (John Doman) and other members of Congress’ heads began to explode like balloons as everyone crowded around their televisions to watch the judicial sessions. The moment is very unexpected; it’s gory, and you’re left thinking the whole time, “how many more?”
Knowing that Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit), who was considered to be associated with The Boys, was behind it is equally surprising. In a matter of minutes, you’ve gone from comrade to foe. The fact that the season 3 finale establishes her as the season 4 primary enemy enhances the transition.
6) The End of Alastair Adana’s Cult
The Fresca monarch and Scientology-like leader were far from the worst of the characters to die on the episode, but he was far from a “nice person.” He effortlessly exploited The Deep (Chace Crawford) to achieve his purpose and subsequently attempted to do the same with A-Trian.
Alastair (Goran Vinji) was a late victim of The Head Popper Supe, who was discovered to be Victoria Neuman after his death. Alastair was a fascinating side character, and The Deep’s plot with him was undoubtedly humorous, but he became a touch too ambitious.
5) Soldier Boy exacts his revenge
Payback was a gang of Supes lead by Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) who planned to betray him and give him over to the Russians in order for Homelander to become the new face of Vought. Butcher strikes a bargain with them after freeing Soldier Boy to eliminate each member one by one (sans Gunpowder, who Butcher already killed).
The TNT Twins (Jack Doolan and Kristin Booth), who were hosting the annual Herogasm party and also died from Soldier Boy’s radiation blast, are the first to be disintegrated by Soldier Boy’s radiation blast; finally, Soldier Boy went after Mindstorm (Ryan Blakely), who had become a hermit and put up the best fight.
4) A Homelander murders his ostensibly only friend, Black Noir
Perhaps the most dramatic death in the episode, and one that came as a surprise. Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) has shown to be the only person in Homelander who actually believes in The Seven. When Noir learns that Soldier Boy has returned, he grabs his tracker and flees Vought Tower. Following that, Payback is the first time the viewer sees Noir’s history.
It’s too late when Noir eventually summons the resolve to return to Vought and inform Homelander that they need to work together to murder Soldier Boy. Soldier Boy had previously informed Homelander that he is his biological father, which Noir was aware of. Noir was so angry that he struck him in the stomach and left him to die.
3) The Death of Madelyn Stillwell Frees Homelander
Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) was a prominent enemy in Season 1 of The Boys, therefore her death was a surprise. Homelander and Stillwell had this strange, improper connection, yet she appeared to be the only one who could manage Homelander (apart from Stan Edgar).
When Homelander discovers that Stillwell has kept his kid hidden from him, he treats her the same as everyone else (like he did with Black Noir in season 3), and he melts her face in with his heat vision. It’s harsh, slow, and very personal. This was the first step in Homelander’s descent into madness.
2) Blue Hawk is taken for a ride by A-Train.
In season 3, Blue Hawk (Nick Wechsler) was a component of A-“redemption Train’s narrative.” He is a white superhero accused of excessively patrolling, harming, and murdering Black people in A-previous Train’s area. A-Train ultimately convinces Vought to have Blue Hawk offer a pre-written, half-hearted apology at a rec facility in a televised event, which pleases almost no one. When confronted by the audience about his wrongdoings, Blue Hawk erupts in a frenzy and strikes numerous defenseless individuals.
After paralyzing A-brother, Train’s he seeks payback against Blue Hawk outside Herogasm. A-Train throws Blue Hawk to the ground and flees, dragging him over the asphalt and murdering him. A-Train almost dies from a heart issue, but thanks to some poetic irony, it turns out he has Blue Hawks’ heart and will be able to run again.
1) The Stormfront
Stormfront, formerly Liberty, was Dr. Vought’s wife and a real Nazi. Stormfront was the major adversary of season 2, even convincing Homelander to join with her and utilize him to further her cause. Their partnership was risky, and when Stormfronts’ background was disclosed, Homelander’s reputation suffered greatly.
Ryan utilized his heat vision to stop Stormfront from murdering his mother, Becca, towards the conclusion of Season 2. Unfortunately, Becca was also killed in the incident. Stormfront was thought to have perished as a result of Ryan’s injuries, however she really survived. In season 3, she was briefly seen in a completely incapacitated condition; on Homelander’s birthday, she cuts her tongue out and chokes herself to death. It wasn’t a nice way to die, but she earned it.
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