- Gen V star Chance Perdomo reveals the challenge of working with Jensen Ackles as he improvised outrageous lines during their scenes together.
- Jensen Ackles’ appearance as Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3 has generated widespread interest and calls for him to have his own spinoff show.
- A potential prequel show following Ackles’ Soldier Boy during the height of his original fame could further expand the Boys franchise and set the stage for future storylines.
Gen V star Chance Perdomo has revealed the problem he faced starring opposite Jensen Ackles in The Boys spinoff series. Serving to expand the shared universe created by The Boys, Gen V season 1 featured several cameo appearances from the flagship series, including Ackles’ foul-mouthed supe, Soldier Boy. In Gen V episode 6, Ackles reprised his character for a dream sequence in which Perdomo’s Andre and his friends are sucked into Cate’s (Maddie Phillips) memories. Soldier Boy appeared as the manifestation of Cate’s imaginary friend and childhood crush.
While speaking with Variety, Perdomo spoke about his time working with Ackles on Gen V episode 6 and the unique challenge he faced as a result. Perdomo revealed that Ackles improvised a lot of his outrageous lines, and that led to some issues for the cast. Check out his comments below:
We spent a good couple of hours, just sat there watching Jensen improv the most crazy, out-of-pocket lines to say, and I think maybe only 10% of those we managed to get through with a straight f***ing face. Excuse my French, but it was absolutely hilarious.
Why Ackles’ Soldier Boy Needs His Own Boys Spinoff Show
With The Boys adapted for television by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, Prime Video’s popular superhero show has featured a long list of appearances by actors associated with the showrunner’s other smash hit. However, few have generated the kind of widespread interest and appeal as Ackles’ appearance as The Boys season 3 villain Soldier Boy. Perfectly showcasing Ackles’ comedic sensibilities and penchant for portraying morally questionable characters, his performance quickly became a favorite with both fans of the show and the actor himself.
While it turned out that Gen V’s own Soldier Boy appearance was not the actual supe featured in The Boys season 3, but rather Cate’s own imaginary version of him, Ackles’ crossover appearance has resulted in many audience members calling for the star to receive his own spinoff series. While The Boys season 4 seemingly has its own plans for the potential return of Ackles’ character, his character’s rich history could easily lend itself toward the creation of a potential prequel show.
As the leader of Payback, Vought’s original superhero team prior to the formation of The Seven, a show following Ackles’ Soldier Boy during the height of his original fame would be an excellent way for Prime Video to further expand on the Boys franchise. Moreover, a prequel show set during the 1980s could also help plant the seeds for future storylines in both The Boys‘ and Gen V’s shared present-day timeline.
Payback is a direct parody of Marvel’s The Avengers, with the name a direct play on the word “avenge”. Meanwhile, The Seven is based on DC’s Justice League.
- Release Date:
- Lizzie Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Shelley Conn, Patrick Schwarzenegger
- Main Genre:
- Action, Comedy, Drama, Superhero
- Craig Rosenberg
- Streaming Service(s):
- Prime Video
- The Boys