When he appeared in Eric Kripke’s more recent series The Boys, Jensen Ackles had the opportunity to catch up with the Supernatural showrunner once more. Ackles portrayed Soldier Boy, a well-known hero in the universe of The Boys. Compared to the character that appears in the same-named comic by Garth Ennis, this Soldier Boy is very different. Fans shouldn’t rule out the possibility of Soldier Boy returning in a later season, even if his story was resolved by the show’s third season. Even its impending fourth season, perhaps.
Fans might be curious as to how the program intends to bring back Soldier Boy without repeating existing narrative aspects from season three since Jensen Ackles’ character virtually ends up where Butcher and MM found him at the beginning of the season. The opening the writers gave Soldier Boy’s comeback was ideal, and it fits in with all the other artistic licenses the show has used over the course of its three seasons.
Who is Soldier Boy?
The live-action adaptation of Soldier Boy and the comic book version are extremely different from one another. However, the writers of both versions intended him to be Captain America in The Boys’ universe. But as viewers observed throughout the third season of the show, Soldier Boy is quite the degenerate, unlike Steve Rogers. Before there was a Homelander, there was Soldier Boy, a hero of World War II. He had superhuman energy, pace, and invulnerability. When he vanished in 1984, there were rumors that he had perished in a nuclear meltdown. However, according to secret papers, he was killed by an unknown weapon.
Soldier Boy was discovered cryogenically preserved in a covert storage facility by Butcher and the boys, proving that the rumors of his death were substantially exaggerated. Butcher saw the super as the solution to all of his issues, which was shocking, to say the least. When Soldier Boy first emerged from hiding, he displayed a brand-new power that involved launching an energy blast from his chest that not even Homelander could withstand. He appeared to be a solution to the Homelander issue.
In an unexpected turn of events, the program reveals that Homelander’s father is Soldier Boy. Although this version of the character is very different from his comic book counterpart, it nevertheless works. In fact, it probably meshes better with the setting Eric Kripke has created for The Boys.
What Happened to Soldier Boy?
Unfortunately, Soldier Boy is unable to carry out his agreement because things rarely go Billy’s way with Homelander. Of course, Soldier Boy and Butcher agreed to have Homelander killed. With Maeve, Butcher, and Soldier Boy all opposing Homelander, everything got off to a good start. Ryan, Homelander’s biological son, was added to the equation, which only complicated matters. Due to the fact that Ryan is the child of Butcher’s (Butcher) recently deceased lover Becca, their relationship is difficult.
Ryan tries to stop Soldier Boy because of some misplaced sense of compassion for his Homelander even though Soldier Boy has his Homelander cornered and is prepared to kill superman. Butcher isn’t too pleased when Ryan is shoved aside by Soldier Boy since he doesn’t care who is in his way. In a different twist of fate, Soldier Boy finds himself on the losing side of the three against one.
As a result of a series of events, Maeve and Soldier Boy, who was recharging his energy blast, made a swan dive out the window of the skyscraper they were battling in. Soldier Boy releases a radioactive burst while they are falling together. This explosion is entirely his fault. While the general population thinks Queen Maeve is dead, this actually only purges her body of any traces of Compound V, returning her to normal human form. Soldier Boy, however, is sedated and taken to jail.
The Best Means of Return for Soldier Boy
The danger posed by Homelander in the comics and on television is the same. Because of this, the character had a backup plan in the comics. Readers, Homelander, and everyone else were unaware that Black Noir was a copy of Homelander who was prepared to kill the latter if he ever became out of control. In actuality, Black Noir deceived Homelander in a number of ways and proved to be far more harmful than what viewers see on film. Naturally, the Homelander comic book adaptation went far with a scenario that involves annexing America.
Fans believed it would proceed in the same manner for the first two and a half seasons of the program. Season three, on the other hand, opted to have Homelander murder Black Noir since he kept a secret about Soldier Boy being his father. The prospect of Noir killing Homelander in the end appeared to be eliminated as a result. I guess not quite. Black Noir will return as a new character, according to Eric Kripke, allowing the same actor to portray him without the disguise.
The possibility of a new Black Noir could open the door for Soldier Boy’s comeback as well, continuing the program’s practice of adopting elements of the comic book with minor changes (the show changed Herogasm to match its requirements). Under the mask, Homelander’s father would be there rather than a clone of Homelander.
Given that Maeve was able to re-enter the World War II veteran into cryogenic sleep and that Homelander has earned the public’s admiration by now, there is a significant likelihood that the government will work with Soldier Boy. They might persuade him to put off harboring any resentment, or they might provide him with a few items he wants in exchange for donning the Black Noir costume. Since Soldier Boy doesn’t care as much about fame and attention as Homelander does, Jensen Ackles wouldn’t need to play the part until the show decided to reveal his identity. He may easily wait in ambush by lying in wait. Without Soldier Boy, as far as the viewer is aware, there is no weapon on Earth that can kill a released Homelander.