Beard or no beard?
Supernatural star Jensen Ackles starts filming his new role as Soldier Boy — Vought’s “original super hero” — on season 3 of Amazon’s hit series The Boys today.
And fans are wishing him the best with the hash tag #GoodLuckJensenAckles.
Is Jensen Ackles’s Soldier Boy in the Herogasm episode about the big supes orgy?
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) April 14, 2021
Ackles recently completed 2 weeks of quarantine in Toronto.
After months in the mountains of Colorado, #Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles is headed into quarantine in Toronto.
For his role as Soldier Boy on #TheBoys season 3.
▶️ https://t.co/TYbTo3tSSG #TheBoystv @JensenAckles pic.twitter.com/NlXRfc0U7s
— Hollywood North Buzz – YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) April 7, 2021
Okay quarantine….bring it on!!!! — Jensen Ackles.
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.
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It’s been a long wait.
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. It turned out to be Starlight’s ex-boyfriend SuperSonic.
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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.
Five thirty am and we shootin 😉 pic.twitter.com/k0Uziv4gRI
— Antony Starr (@antonystarr) February 27, 2021
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.
Filming dates: February 16th to August 12th, 2021.
— Point Grey Pictures (@PointGrey) February 27, 2021