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Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy confirmed returning for The Boys spinoff, Gen V

September 23rd, 2023 by Marc Comments

Everyone can relax, Jensen Ackles, the man who would be Batman and the best thing about The Boys season 3, is back for The Boys spinoff, Gen V!

After playing basically The Boys’ version of Captain America last season, his character arc had an ending in that show – although by no means a permanent one – so there was no real hope of him coming back anytime soon… but it seems he’s returning to our screens when the show hits Amazon Prime on September 29th when Gen V arrives.

The image on the left was dropped by EW and it shows Soldier Boy in an entirely different costume as to what he wore in The Boys, which has me wondering if perhaps he’s playing the character during WWII and perhaps we’re going to see him, since Gen V is set in a school, on an international video for students with super abilities? It’s just a guess.

At a Supernatural fan convention in April this year, the star spilled the beans on a “little bit” he filmed for the series but it’s only now been confirmed.

“He and I [showrunner Eric Kripke] were just, like, we were spitballing ideas and workshopping literally in between takes and coming up with a whole variety of takes,” Ackles said.

The show will also feature a host of returning faces from The Boys, just to remind viewers that this is the same world.

WATCH: Full trailer for The Boys’ spinoff Gen V arrives in a gory, NSFW explosion

What say you all? Are you excited for Ackles’ return? Are you looking forward to other stories in The Boys’ universe? Let me know, gang!

Set in the diabolical world of The Boys, Gen V expands the universe to Godolkin University, the prestigious superhero-only college where students train to be the next generation of heroes. Beyond the typical college chaos of finding oneself and partying, these kids are facing explosive situations … literally.

Starring Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marco Pigossi, Clancy Brown, Alexander Calvert and Jason Ritter. Also featuring guest appearances from Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and P.J. Byrne reprising their roles from The Boys. 

Gen V arrives on September 29th.

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Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….