Jensen Ackles needed to be wary of making this mistake in The Boys season 3!


  • The Boys creator Eric Kripke was worried about Jensen Ackles making a blunder while filming for season 3.
  • Kripke urged Ackles to ensure he didn't bring Dean Winchester to Soldier Boy after portraying it in Supernatural.
  • Jensen Ackles is expected to return as Soldier Boys in The Boys season 4.

The Boys season 3 introduced a crucial character to the story in Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles. Although many were doubtful of Ackles being cast as Soldier Boy, he did a convincing job of bringing the character to life in season 3 of the series.

Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The BoysJensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The Boys

Previously, Ackles’ most well-known role around the world was playing Dean Winchester in CB’s dark fantasy drama, Supernatural. Throughout his 15-year stint in the series, he did play other characters, but Dean Winchester remains his beloved role on the series.

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The Boys Creator’s Huge Warning to Jensen Ackles

When an actor plays one character for well over a decade, it’s no surprise that they start showing traits of the aforementioned character in future roles, which they may portray as well.

Considering Jensen Ackles was a part of Supernatural for 15 years, The Boys creator Eric Kripke was undoubtedly worried about the talented actor showing signs of Dean Winchester in his portrayal of Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3 via Parstrod on YouTube.

The note that kept getting repeated to me over and over and over, not just from him but from other people who know me, was don’t be Dean, which is my character in Supernatural. Don’t let your Dean show. Don’t be Dean.

It’s certainly hilarious to think Jensen Ackles portraying Soldier Boy with a hint of Dean Winchester. After all, the two characters are not similar to each other in many ways.

Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The BoysJensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The Boys

While Soldier Boy is an arrogant alpha male who is obsessed with America, Dean Winchester is someone who is an extrovert and loves to make impulsive decisions in the heat of the moment.

Despite the obvious differences in their personalities, Ackles did a great job of not letting them overlap and delivering a convincing performance as one of the most important characters in The Boys season 3.

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Will Jensen Ackles Return as Soldier Boy in The Boys Season 4?

The Boys season 3 ending was action-packed and featured a plethora of key moments in the final episodes of the series. One of which was teasing the return of Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in the next season of Eric Kripke’s brainchild.

To be precise, Soldier Boy survived the blast, similar to Queen Maeve. However, Ackles’ character was taken back into cryogenic stasis. The only difference is that this time around, Soldier Boys is in the possession of the CIA.

Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The BoysJensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The Boys

It was a simple yet smart way to tease the return of Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boys in The Boys season 4. Moreover, the actor also confirmed that he will return to portray the iconic character in the upcoming season of the fan-favorite show.

Also Read: The Boys Season 4 Trailer Gives Jeffrey Dean Morgan the Coolest, Sassiest Line

The Boys season 4 is expected to be released in 2024 and it will continue streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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