Jensen Ackles is confirmed as enjoying Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3. However might one other model of the character additionally seem alongside him?
Will Soldier Boy flip into Soldier Boys in The Boys season 3? The unique The Boys comedian sequence by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson introduces Soldier Boy throughout its notorious “Herogasm” facet story. Within the melee of delinquent superhero exercise, Homelander has manipulated an aspiring Seven applicant into the bed room, earlier than predictably deciding his accomplice had failed the “check.” His sufferer is Soldier Boy, who talks like a Forties throwback and claims to have fought towards the Nazis in World Conflict II. In addition to being tricked by Homelander, the timid Soldier Boy is disrespected by his fellow Payback members, and brutally overwhelmed down by The Boys.
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With “Herogasm” lastly occurring in The Boys season 3, Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles was formally confirmed as enjoying Soldier Boy. Though the Homelander rape scene was instantly dominated out by The Boys‘ showrunner Eric Kripke, Ackles’ arriving the identical season as Herogasm appeared to indicate he’d be portraying the “golly gee-whiz!” coward who shouts the names of U.S. states throughout battle. The latest reveal of Ackles’ costume for The Boys season 3 suggests in any other case, because the outfit is clearly based mostly on the authentic Soldier Boy, quite than the character launched throughout Herogasm
As proven in later comedian points, Soldier Boy did struggle throughout WWII – however it was a very completely different incarnation, who died in shame on the battlefield. Because it’s this model Ackles is dressed as, might The Boys season 3 secretly embody a second Soldier Boy modeled after the present-day character? Ackles could be the Soldier Boy who fought throughout World Conflict II, however in some unspecified time in the future throughout his profession, Vought changed him with a youthful, extra marketable, newcomer, stealing away the “Soldier Boy” title and pretending it was their man who fought for Uncle Sam towards Hitler. This might enable The Boys season 3 to stay trustworthy to the comics, with one Soldier Boy prior to now, and one for the current. It is also precisely the type of factor Vought would do, as viewers have already seen A-Practice get ruthlessly changed.
The massive distinction between the comedian books and The Boys season 3 could possibly be that the unique Soldier Boy remains to be alive. As an alternative of dying throughout the conflict and his title being handed right down to a string of successors, Ackles’ first Soldier Boy is probably going nonetheless kicking within the current day, bitter about getting fired, and indignant that some upstart is taking credit score for his wartime feats.
That includes two Soldier Boys, The Boys season 3 can discover all aspects of the character, from the extra severe (however woefully incompetent) WWII soldier, to the ridiculously hapless Herogasm participant within the trendy period. Having each coexist tees up an intriguing alliance, as a result of if there’s one factor Billy Butcher loves, it is supes with an axe to grind towards their creators. Ought to Ackles’ Soldier Boy nonetheless resent Vought for kicking him to the curb, the Boys are offered a straightforward in-road to get the veteran on their facet. The uneasy partnership between Soldier Boy and Billy Butcher could possibly be fascinating, and the inevitable battle between the 2 Soldier Boy variants would create a golden alternative to parody the Captain America vs. Captain America struggle in Avengers: Endgame.
It will additionally make sense if The Boys was hold its Soldier Boy deception below wraps within the construct to season 3. Simply as season 2’s advertising and marketing hid the very fact Stormfront was a Nazi, The Boys can create a false expectation of Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy, and gloriously subvert these misconceptions by introducing him as a haggard, down-and-out shadow of his former self.
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