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The Boys: Jensen Ackles reveals his inspiration to portray Soldier Boy in the show

The first three episodes of the black comedy superhero satire are now available on Amazon Prime Video.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 11.22 AM, Jun 07, 2022

The Boys: Jensen Ackles reveals his inspiration to portray Soldier Boy in the show

The two seasons of The Boys have delivered its fans a long list of superheroes that you just love to hate. In the latest third season of the show, we could get yet another such supe in Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles. The actor has now opened up about where he took inspiration to play the character. 

Ackles recently talked to Rafael Motomayor about his character on the show’s third season and revealed details about how he decided to play Soldier Boy. 

"I kind of went back to, not anyone specifically, or any actor, any character specifically, but some of those old movies and those old movie stars from the '40s, the '50s and stuff, and just how they carried themselves, how they spoke, it had a different cadence to it,” he said. 

The actor added that he tried to give the character something different and a slight variation than to what we are used to hearing. 

Soldier Boy has only made a very limited appearance in the three episodes of season 3 that have already been released. We learn that the superhero died a heroic death following a power plant explosion, but Billy Butcher is on the trail of finding out the truth. 

Just like Homelander is The Boys’ version of Superman, Soldier Boy is the show’s version of Captain America. The two have similar outfits and strikingly similar fighting techniques. As the rest of the episodes of the show are released, we could find out more about the character and even see more of Ackles in the role. 

Starring Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, and Claudia Doumit, the first three episodes of season 3 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.