Our first look at Jensen Ackles as Solider Boy in The Boys Season 3 has finally arrived!
The Boys has been nothing but spectacular since its debut in 2019. Upping the ante in The Boys Season 2, which got a season renewal prior to the series premiere, fans were introduced to fan-favorite Stormfront and her relationship with Homelander. Things were super, dark, funny, and outright scandalous to say the least. Looking ahead, however, fans have been looking forward to Supernatural star Jensen Ackles suiting up as the fan-favorite Soldier Boy who will make his live-action debut in The Boys Season 3, and today we finally got a good look at Jensen Ackles in costume!
The suit is designed by Laura Jean Shannon and concept artist Greg Hopwood. Laura Jean Shannon otherwise known as LJSupersuits on social media has designed suits for Stargirl, Titans, and countless other live-action shows and in typical Laura Jean Shannon fashion she has absolutely nailed the look of Soldier Boy in live-action and Jensen looks great in it as well.
“Soldier Boy is the original badass. Our goal was to highlight a bygone era of overt masculinity and grit. With that pedigree, we dove headfirst into baking in an all-American quality grounded in a military Soldier’s practicality with a heavy dose of old-school cowboy swagger. We knew that the actor had to have Steve McQueen looks and chops with a John Wayne attitude, luckily Jensen Ackles embodies all of that.” Shannon noted about designing the costume.
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke, knowing the importance of Soldier Boy and the love for the character stemming from the original graphic novels stated the following:
“When I cast Jensen as Soldier Boy, the first thing I said was, ‘I’m most excited for you, because of the amazing process you’ll go through with LJ, our Super Suit designer.’ It took six months but the experience surpassed Jensen’s expectations. LJ has made a work of art that tips its hat to the WWII Soldier Boy from the comics while taking it in a sleek new direction. And if you think the photos are cool, just wait till you see Jensen in action. It’s one of my very favorite suits. Also, now you can quit clogging my Twitter notifications with demands to see it.”
The Boys Seasons 1-2 are streaming now on Amazon Prime Video
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