The season 3 star of Amazon Prime’s The Boys, Jensen Ackles has provided fans with some secret confirmation about his forthcoming animated project on the DC hero Batman.
While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ackles talked about his career as a voice actor for many animated DC adaptations. When Meyers talks about Ackles’ earlier work voicing DC’s Red Hood, the actor said, “Yep. In fact, I just spent about three and a half hours in the studio yesterday doing, uh, doing Batman.” He added, “That was a big deal. I don’t want to drop that ball.”
Some initial reports hint that Ackles is also making an untitled DC project with Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti. Despite the fact that he leads an interconnected TV universe, Berlanti has still lent his talents to many various DC productions outside the CW network. At the moment, Berlanti has held the record for the most series to air, with around 15 shows bearing his name during the 2019-2020 TV season.
Ackles started his career with the role of Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives. Besides co-starring in 15 seasons of Supernatural as Dean Winchester, Ackles also voiced Red Hood, in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010). He also voiced Bruce Wayne for both parts of Batman: The Long Halloween (2021). Jensen Ackles had earlier confirmed his DC return during a conversation with Michael Rosenbaum from Smallville, saying, “Well, there is… there is a DC property that I’m currently developing right now with Warner Bros. and some other good partners that I’ve got my fingers crossed for. But again, I’m not gonna talk about it, ’cause you don’t wanna jinx it.”
Now, Ackles is starring as Soldier Boy in season 3 of The Boys. Based on the 2006 comic book by Darick Robertson and Garth Ennis, The Boys sees the exploits of the eponymous team of antiheroes as they try to disrupt the machinations of the caped crusaders in the world as well as their corporate benefactors. Ackles’ Soldier Boy acts as a rival for Homelander, played by Antony Starr, and also as The Boys‘ stand-in for Captain America.
The Twitter handle of The Boys tweeted a post the following day announcing that the error had been fixed, a revealing to fans, “Thanks for waitin’, know ya been hitting that refresh button like mad. But got a bit of good news: #TheHuntForSoldierBoy is on.”
The Boys new espidoes premiere every Friday on Prime Video.