The Boys locks down Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles.
Jensen Ackles is an interesting actor. In many ways, I internally compare him to someone like Stephen Amell. He’s an actor who seemed like he could have made the jump to the big screen on the regular with some well-timed maneuvers. However, as time has gone on, he’s mostly allowed himself to be sucked into the popularity of his series, almost to the detriment of his career. In Amell’s case, it was with Arrow, and in Ackles’, it was with Supernatural.
For 15 long seasons, Ackles has lovingly portrayed the role of Dean Winchester. But this November, audiences will finally say goodbye to him and his brother Sam. But what does this mean for actor Jensen Ackles? What will he do with all of his non-Supernatural free time? Well, it sounds like we aren’t the only ones wondering that. According to a recent Instagram post, Ackles has been giving it a lot of thought.
“I keep wondering what I’ll do….when @cw_supernatural finally ends this year,” Ackles wrote. “Then it hit me.”
The video features a contemplative Ackles as he picks up an issue of The Boys. As he reads, the Elvis Presley song “Soldier Boy.” This indicates that he will be playing the character of Soldier Boy in Season 3 of the show. The official character description says Soldier Boy is “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.”
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke said in a statement. “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.”
Sounds legit to me. And while this isn’t necessarily a feature film, I do consider this to be a step in the right direction for his career. I’d still love to see Ackles explode beyond Supernatural, as he’s a great talent. But do you think this role will help him do so? Sound off down below!
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