Ackles is reuniting with Supernatural creator and The Boys co-creator Eric Kripke on the Amazon superhero series. He'll play Soldier Boy, the original superhero in the world of The Boys, per The Hollywood Reporter. "After fighting in World War II, he became the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades." Kripke jokes of the casting: "When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I'm happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he'll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can't wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys."