Jensen Ackles, the Supernatural star will join the cast of “The Boys” for the Amazon Prime series’ third season. The streaming service announced Monday, and Ackles initially announced the news on his social media.
In the clip, he appears deep in contemplation before a copy of The Boys comic book gets tossed his way. After then, He starts flicking through its pages to the sound of Elvis Presley’s “Soldier Boy.”
“I keep wondering what I’ll do….when @cw_supernatural finally ends this year,” he wrote. “Then it hit me.”
Amazon says “Ackles will portray Soldier Boy – the original Superhero. After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.”
Jensen Ackles is a good actor, and As Soldier Boy, he’ll bring so much humor
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true,” Kripke said in a statement.
“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 pick-up of Season 3 of The Boys was announced during their SDCC panel on July 23. Season 2 will premiere on Friday, September 4.
Jensen Ackles is no stranger to comic book adaptations having voiced Jason Todd in the DC animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood. He also portrayed Jason Teague on Smallville.
The Boys was renewed for a third season in July. Season 2 premieres Sep. 4 on Amazon Prime Video. The Boys was the most-watched TV Show in 2019.
Ackles has played Dean Winchester on the CW’s Supernatural since 2005 alongside his on-screen brother, Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester.