Steve LeBlanc image.
The Boys is shooting a Dawn of the Seven World Premiere event at the Toronto Convention Centre tonight.
Updated: One of the supes on the red carpet looks like he could be Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) but turns out to be Starlight’s ex-boyfriend SuperSonic (Miles Gaston Villanue). Ackles is not in Toronto yet.
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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.
Five thirty am and we shootin 😉 pic.twitter.com/k0Uziv4gRI
— Antony Starr (@antonystarr) February 27, 2021
Who is Soldier Boy?
Like Captain America, Soldier Boy fought in World War II and became the very first superhero in The Boys universe.
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.
Good morning Toronto! pic.twitter.com/7qHrIa4knz
— Jim Michaels (@TheJimMichaels) February 16, 2021
Working title: Idaho.
Updated: Filming dates: February 16th to September 10th, 2021.
— Point Grey Pictures (@PointGrey) February 27, 2021