Actor Jensen Ackles is leaving behind the supernatural and joining the world of super heroes! Ackles will be joining the cast of Amazon’s mature rated superhero series, The Boys as the character Solider Boy.
Soldier Boy is the original superhero in the world of The Boys. After fighting in World War II, he became the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades. Like Captain America. Interestingly enough Ackles did audition of the role of Captain America but lost out to Chris Evans. He was however offered the role of Hawkeye but turned it down.
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” said Kripke. ” I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.”
The second season of The Boys is set to premiere Sept. 4 on Amazon. The show earned an early third-season pickup in July.