Last week's episode of Gen V concluded with a teaser for this Friday's instalment, "Jumanji," and it featured a quick glimpse of Jensen Ackles as Solider Boy.
Now, Prime Video has confirmed that the misanthropic super-soldier will indeed be back in action in the sixth episode of the streamer's The Boys spin-off with a new promo.
In the season 3 finale of The Boys, Soldier Boy was finally defeated by the combined efforts of multiple characters after Queen Maeve charged him through a window before he could go supernova. He survived, but was put back on ice by Vought.
We know Gen V takes place shortly after these events (we see the students visit the ruins of Vought Tower in the series premiere), but that doesn't necessarily mean Soldier Boy has been thawed out.
There's been some strange goings-on in Godolkin University, with the students experiencing memory lapses (thanks, Kate) and hallucinations, so we'd say Soldier Boy is most likely to appear in either a flashback, or as part of one of these Supe-induced apparitions.
Then again, maybe the horrible SOB really is back on his feet - you'll have to tune in this Friday to find out for sure.
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.