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NEXT GIG: SUPERNATURAL’s Jensen Ackles in Toronto Quarantine For Role as Soldier Boy on THE BOYS

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Okay quarantine….bring it on!!!! — Jensen Ackles.

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is finally in quarantine in Toronto for his role as Soldier Boy  — the “original super hero” — on season 3 of Amazon’s hit series The Boys.

Jensen Ackles insta-story.

Day 12 of Quarantine. I’m finally…officially…bored with myself. I’ve read all the scripts, watched all the shows, caught up on all the movies…
I’ve started to cook…oh and draw. Send help (or scotch), – Jensen Ackles.

Related: “Dawn of the Seven” Event For The Boys Season 3 in Toronto

Fans got excited back in late February when The Boys staged a Dawn of the Seven World Premiere at the Toronto Convention Centre and a character who looked like Soldier Boy was filmed on the red carpet.

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But Ackles was still in the mountains of Colorado with his family, apart from occasional trips to Los Angeles for Soldier Boy costume fittings.

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.

Dawn of the Seven World Premiere. Steve LeBlanc image.

Dawn of the Seven World Premiere – Kayla/@jeffreysackles image.

Dawn of Seven Posters at the World Premiere.

Antony Starr as Homelander.

Erin Moriarty as Starlight.

Like Captain America, Soldier Boy fought in World War II and became the very first superhero in The Boys universe.

Related: The Soldier Boy Statue For The Boys Resembles Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles Who Plays Him

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.

Related: Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles To Join The Boys in Season 3 as Soldier Boy – a Captain America Parody

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.

Working title: Idaho.

Related: The Boys Season 3 Has Started Filming in Toronto 

Filming dates: February 16th to August 12th, 2021.

Karl Urban as Billy Butcher.

Antony Starr in makeup.

Jack Quaid and Erin Moriarty on set today.

The Vigilantes.

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.

The Supes:

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.

The Boys season one and season two are available to stream in full on Amazon Prime Video.

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