How The Boys star Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy Shaped Season 3’s Major Themes!

The Boys Season 3's themes of toxic masculinity and father/son relationships were heavily influenced by Jensen Ackles' portrayal of Soldier Boy, according to showrunner Eric Kripke. The character's representation of the "greatest generation" and its mentality of toughening up men shaped the overall arc of the season. Ackles drew from his own upbringing in North Texas to embody the role. While it remains unclear if Soldier Boy will appear in The Boys Season 4, Ackles is set to star in the spinoff Gen V, where his character will make a brief appearance.