→Jensen as Soldier Boy
As filming started on Season 3 of [[The Boys]] in February 2021, it was announced that [https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/supernatural-writers-producers-the-boys-season-4-1234916644/ a number of ''Supernatural'' alumni are joining the series]. In addition to Jensen, they include writer [[Meredith Glynn]] who is fresh off ''Supernatural'', and [[David Reed]] who left ''Supernatural'' in 2012 and has since worked on Revolution, Aquarius and The Magicians. They will both join the series as who joins as Executive Producers. [[Jim Michaels]] who was a co-executive producer based in Vancouver for ''Supernatural'' heads to Toronto to take on the same role. Already on-board alongside [[Eric Kripke]] are Executive Producer and director [[Phil Sgriccia]] who left ''Supernatural'' at the end of Season 14, and composer [[Christopher Lennertz]]. It is rumored that Jim Michaels was sacked from the series a couple of months into filming.
From late 2020, Jensen took at least six trips to Los Angeles for fittings, as the costume for Soldier Boy was constructed. [https://twitter.com/EW/status/1384258000999706626 In an interview with Entertainment Weekly], Jensen mentioned that. coincidentally, he would be wearing the same boots as Soldier Boy that Dean Winchester wore although a different colour. The costume was from a concept by Greg Hopwood and designed and made
by The suit was designed by Laura Jean Shannon and concept artist Greg Hopwood, and Shannon explained their thinking: "Soldier Boy is the original bad ass. Our goal was to highlight a bygone era of overt masculinity and grit. With that pedigree we dove headfirst into baking in an all-American quality grounded in a military soldier’s practicality with a heavy dose of old school cowboy swagger. We knew that the actor had to have Steve McQueen looks and chops with a John Wayne attitude, luckily Jensen Ackles embodies all of that."
[[File:Jensen-ackles-the-boys-first pic onset.jpg|300px|right|thumb|Jensen's first day on the set of The Boys, posted to his Instagram]]
Jensen also impressively grew out his beard between the end of filming ''Supernatural'' in September 2020 and starting "The Boys" in May 2021, and will sport it in the early appearances of Soldier Boy. Due to COVID restrictions, Jensen was required to quarantine in Toronto for 14 days before being able to start filming. He is expected to be in Canada filming the series until August, and will not be able to travel home to Austin during that time.
==Soldier Boy in Season 3 of The Boys==