Finally! As promised, the Amazon Prime Video released the first official images of the actor Jensen Ackles dressed as soldier boy, character that he will live during the third season of the series 'The Boys'.
The costume was designed by stylist Laura Jean Shannon (the same one who made the armor for the Iron Man, in 2008) and by conceptual artist Greg Hopwood. “Soldier Boy is the original bad guy. Our aim was to highlight a bygone era of overt masculinity and courage. With that pedigree, we dive headfirst into making an all-American quality based on the practicality of a military soldier with a heavy dose of old-school cowboy arrogance. We knew the actor needed to look and feel like Steve McQueen with a John Wayne attitude, and luckily Jensen Ackles embodies it all,” explained Shannon in an official press release.
Knowing that Soldier Boy is a fan-favorite character from the original comic books, showrunner Eric Kripke highlighted the importance of the costume. “When I picked Jensen as Soldier Boy, the first thing he said was, 'I'm most excited for you because of the amazing process you're going to go through with LJ, our hero costume designer.' It took six months, but the experience surpassed Jensen's expectations. LJ has made a work of art that pays homage to the WWII Soldier Boy of the comic book, while taking it in a stylish new direction. And if you think the photos are cool, wait until you see Jensen in action. It's one of my favorite outfits. Plus, now you can stop bombarding my Twitter notifications with requests to see you,” he joked.
Em photos taken from the third season shoot, it was already possible to get an idea of how Ackles would appear in the final version of the visual. After 15 years of starring in 'Supernatural', fans were impressed with the actor's new style for 'The Boys' and stated on social media that he “was unrecognizable”.
It is interesting to see the actor growing a big beard for the role as Soldier Boy, since the original character in the WildStorm comics, DC Comics, was very bearded. And the decision brings some “relief” to some more purist fans, who didn't like some changes to the source material — including a female (not male) Tempesta in the show's second season.
Based on the comic book of the same name, 'The Boys' was released in 2019 and shows in a satirical way what the real world would be like if people with power existed, and is one of the biggest hits of the series. streaming in the last years. In the plot, a group of vigilantes tries to end a corrupt group of "superheroes".
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The cast of the series has Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Laz Alonso, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon and Karen Fukuhara. The first two seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video. There is still no release date for the third season.
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