Jensen Ackles confirmed that he will make a brief appearance as Soldier Boy in Prime Video's upcoming The Boys spin-off, Gen V, during a Supernatural fan event earlier this year, and thanks to a new promo still (via EW), we have a first look at the Captain America-inspired villain's return.
Last time we saw the grizzled "war hero," he was being kept in stasis after going supernova during the season 3 finale's climactic showdown. Details on his Gen V cameo are being kept under wraps, but since he's back in his costume here, there's a strong chance Soldier Boy's role will be part of a flashback - unless he somehow managed to escape again, which can't be good news for Billy Butcher, Hughie, and the rest of the team.
Check out the image, which sees the ever irascible Soldier Boy flashing a "V" sign, at the link below, along with the recently-released red band trailer for Gen V.
Gen V is partially based on the "We Gotta Go Now" story arc from The Boys comic series, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. The show takes place between the events of The Boys season 3 and 4, and Jessie T. Usher and Chase Crawford are also expected to reprise their respective roles as A-Train and The Deep, along with cast mates Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and PJ Byrne.
In Gen V, the students at Godolkin will be "put their physical and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s highly coveted top ranking. They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as they once believed. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.”
Gen V also stars Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi. The series guest stars Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter, while Jessie T. Usher, Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne will reprise their roles from The Boys.
The first three episodes of Gen V arrive on Prime Video on September 29, with the rest of the series releasing weekly every Friday.