“The Boys” Showrunner Talks Soldier Boy

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy will be front and center during the third season of Amazon Prime’s “The Boys,” and not just because he’s the new guy and he and showrunner Eric Kripke worked together for years on “Supernatural”.

The third season of this series, based on the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is currently in production and sees the character make his debut – the first-ever superhero in the show’s fictional world.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Kripke discussed Soldier Boy’s role in the third season and how his story will be used to explore the history of Vought and the effect the superheroes have had on this world:

“Season 3 delves a lot more into the history of how we got here through this character of Soldier Boy. We were able to dig into both the history of the country and also really look at toxic masculinity, and masculine roles, and what a s—show that’s overall caused. This whole f—ing, independent Marlboro man thing.”

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