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The Boys casts Jensen Ackles as the first superhero in Season 3

Jensen Ackles is joining The Boys Season 3 as the first-ever superhero in the world. Here’s everything we know so far.

Everything has some sort of origin. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the popularity of superheroes. The Boys Season 3 is set to introduce the first superhero to find celebrity status with Jensen Ackles in the role.

Ackles announced his inclusion in the series through an Instagram post. It was quickly revealed by TVLine that he’d play Soldier Boy, who was around in World War II. However, if you’ve read the comics, there’s far more to this story. What do we know so far?

There were two Soldier Boys

Soldier Boy is a parody of Captain America. He was around during World War II and was supposed to fight in the war. When the Germans annihilated Soldier Boy and those close to him, he was killed by Mallory with a grenade.

The second Soldier Boy had sex with Homelander with the promise of joining The Seven. Of course, Homelander never went through with the promise, and instead, he ends up as second-in-command of Payback, the secondary team of Supes. Soldier Boy is weak-willed and easily scared.

Will we get a balance of the two characters from Jensen Ackles in The Boys Season 3? It’s going to be interesting to see considering Stormfront in the show looks nothing like the Stormfront we know from the comics.

It’s worth noting that Stormfront is the commander of Payback in the comics (although it’s supposed to be Soldier Boy). That could mean we see Soldier Boy as more of a leader in the show. Or we get to see Ackles at his best when it comes to his comedic talents mixed in with action.

When will The Boys Season 3 film?

We don’t have any details on The Boys Season 3 filming just yet. Toronto is starting to open up, so there is a chance something could start soon. It would make sense since Ackles is in Vancouver right now to film the final episodes of Supernatural.

It would make sense to have him fly straight to Toronto. He could avoid having to quarantine again in case that’s in place when the third season does start filming.

This would depend on when Ackles is set to be in the show and the number of episodes he’ll be involved in.

MORE: 5 major takeaways from The Boys Season 2 trailer

What do you hope to see from Soldier Boy in The Boys Season 3? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Boys Season 2 premieres on Sept. 4 on Amazon Prime Video.