It’s finally here, folks! We have been waiting for this moment since it was first announced that Jensen Ackles would be joining Amazon Prime Video’s hit series, The Boys, as original Vought superhero, Soldier Boy. Drumroll please…
According to showrunner, Eric Kripke, the Super Suit was designed by Laura Jean Shannon and concept artist Greg Hopwood. When designing the Soldier Boy Super Suit, Shannon noted, “Soldier Boy is the original bad ass. Our goal was to highlight a bygone era of overt masculinity and grit. With that pedigree we dove headfirst into baking in an all-American quality grounded in a military soldier’s practicality with a heavy dose of old school cowboy swagger. We knew that the actor had to have Steve McQueen looks and chops with a John Wayne attitude, luckily Jensen Ackles embodies all of that.”
Knowing that Soldier Boy is a fan-favorite character from the original graphic novels, Kripke knew the importance of the Super Suit, saying, “It took six months but the experience surpassed Jensen’s expectations. LJ has made a work of art that tips its hat to the WWII Soldier Boy from the comics, while taking it in a sleek new direction. And if you think the photos are cool, just wait till you see Jensen in action. It’s one of my very favorite suits. Also, now you can quit clogging my Twitter notifications with demands to see it.”
Jensen Ackles teased the big reveal by first tweeting a photo of the shield (photo above) yesterday. He then followed it up by posting the first photos of him in the full suit today.
— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) June 7, 2021
The Boys streams on Amazon Prime Video. Catch up on or rewatch the first two seasons to help prepare yourself for what is sure to be a wilder, bloodier third season.