Hello America. As the original super hero I can assure you, you are in safe hands with us. I’m Soldier Boy. And I approved this message.
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke gives us a first glimpse of Jensen Ackles’s new character Soldier Boy.
Like Captain America, Soldier Boy fought in World War II and became the very first superhero in The Boys universe.
The Boys is a show about a group of vigilantes who take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligot, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell,Aya Cash, Jensen Ackles.
Soldier Boy. Image from showrunner Eric Kripke.
A statue first seen at Stormfront and Homelander’s rally in season 2 is engraved True American, 1910-1982.
Soldier Boy in The Boys comic books written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson.
The Boys is telling the history of Soldier Boy and the Payback team — Eagle the Archer, Tek Knight, Swatto, Crimson Countess, and Stormfront — in season 3 to give the show a chance to tackle the history of Vought in America and how this world got to where it is with Stormfront manipulating the masses toward alt-right extremism.
One of the things I love most about the world in the comic books isn’t just how fleshed out it is, but the history of it. It goes back 60, 70 years and it’s just as fleshed out as it is today. One of the reasons that we’re getting into Soldier Boy [in season 3] and that team, Payback, is we’re interested in exploring a little bit of how we got here. Through the history of the supes, we can tell a little bit about the history of America and how we ended up in the current fraught position that we’re in. Soldier Boy gives us an opportunity to do that. – The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke to EW.
Soldier Boy and his team Payback were the seven before The Seven.
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— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) October 9, 2020
The Boys started filming season 3 on February 16th in Toronto.
Former Supernatural executive producer and new The Boys co-executive producer Jim Michaels shared a photo on location in Toronto in the snow.
Good morning Toronto! pic.twitter.com/7qHrIa4knz
— Jim Michaels (@TheJimMichaels) February 16, 2021
Working title: Idaho.
Filming dates: February 16th to August 12th, 2021.
— Point Grey Pictures (@PointGrey) February 27, 2021
Karl Urban as Billy Butcher.
Anthony Starr in makeup.
Jack Quaid and Erin Moriarty on set today.
Karl Urban as Billy Butcher.
Jack Quaid as Wee Hughie Campbell.
Tomer Kapon as Frenchie.
Karen Fukuhara as The Female.
Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk.
Antony Starr as the Homelander.
Erin Moriarty as Starlight.
Jessie Usher as A-Train.
Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir.
Dominique McElligot as Queen Maeve.
Chace Crawford as The Deep.
Aya Cash as Stormfront.
Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy.
SPOILERS: What happened in season 2?
Homelander and Stormfront (Aya Cash) hooked up in an evil romance.
After Stormfront threatened to kill Billy Butcher’s ex-wife Becca in front of her son Ryan (whose father is Homelamder), the boy used his heat vision to destroy Stormfront and accidentally killed his mother, too. Homelander swooped in to take his son but Queen Maeve threatened to out him as the monster he is and Homelander flew off to jerk off.