Fans can’t wait to see more of Amazon’s hit series The boysand a newcomer to the cast took to his social media to continue building the hype. Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Smallville) shared some photos of his look as the Soldier Boy character, a new addition for the show’s third season. If this look and what we expect from The boys continues, things are indeed getting “hairier”, as Ackles puts it.
Soldier Boy is a character with a long and storied history in the comics. He is one of the “superheroes” and one of the comic book versions of the character was notable for sending a group from The Avenging Squad to spy on German soldiers. This group was killed, in addition to several other American soldiers. He also has several tense encounters with Homelander, who is of course played on the show by Antoine Starr.
It’s unclear how Soldier Boy will come into play in season three, though there are a few hints based on season two. A monument to his memory was on display in one of the episodes, and he was named by Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) as the former leader of the Seven in a conversation with Homelander. It is expected to have ties to the recently slain Stormfront (Aya Cash), which of course turned out to be the former Liberty supe. Yet if one of the supes of The boys as proof, there’s certainly nothing too good that could come of Soldier Boy.
The appearance of this new character, who is essentially The boys‘ answer to Captain America, has been known for some time now. Series star Karl Urban (star trek, Dred) promised that this new season will be “crazy *** bats,” which seems to be fair if the latest trailer is any indication. Billy Butcher (Urban) himself seems to have powers of his own, a surprise he’ll surely surprise his nemesis Homelander. Besides Starr, Urban and Esposito, The boys also stars Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Karen Fukuharaand Tomer Chapon.
The boys will make a valiant return to Amazon Prime Video for its third season with three new episodes on June 3. Check out Ackles’ post showing off her look below:
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