‘The Boys’: See Jensen Ackles as a Vintage Soldier Boy in Vought Throwback (PHOTO)

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The Boys Season 3 premiere is just over a month away, and Prime Video is unveiling more sneak peeks at Jensen Ackles‘ new character, Soldier Boy.

The Vought International social media accounts got retro this week, sharing a look at Soldier Boy in the 1940s. In celebration of National Superhero Day on April 28, the account commemorates his heroics with a black-and-white photo of Ackles’ Original Supe from a time when #NationalSuperheroDay was known as “#SoldierBoyDay.”

 

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“In 1945, an executive order was drafted to establish April 28 as #SoldierBoyDay, honoring his heroic efforts in World War II,” the caption begins. “But he humbly changed it to #NationalSuperheroDay instead, making it a day ALL heroes are celebrated. Retweet to honor the original! 🇺🇸””

National Superhero Day is an actual national day recognized in the real world, but Vought’s willingness to suggest that it was created because of Soldier Boy is on-brand for The Boys‘ satirical nature as many of the Supes in the series resemble characters from Marvel and DC Comics.

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In the photo above, Ackles’ character dons some interesting armor under a leather coat. The look is capped off with a star-embossed helmet and mask around the eyes. Soldier Boy is The Boys‘ take on Marvel’s Captain America. In Season 3 of the Prime Video mega-hit, he’ll join Starlight (Erin Moriarty), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), Homelander (Antony Starr), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), and other Supes in the present day after being out of commission for a few decades.

Stay tuned for more first looks at Ackles’ Soldier Boy and Season 3 as the premiere gets closer at Prime Video. Let us know what you think of Vought’s throwback photo of Solider Boy in the comments, below.

The Boys, Season 3 Premiere, Friday, June 3, Prime Video