“I don’t think there is anything that hits the mark”: Jensen Ackles Takes a Sly Dig at MCU and DCU Despite Being Fan-Favorite to Play Batman in James Gunn’s Universe

Jensen Ackles Takes a Sly Dig at MCU and DCU Despite Being Fan-Favorite to Play Batman in James Gunn’s Universe
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Actor Jensen Ackles gathered a lot of praise for his performance in the Amazon series The Boys. He has shared that it took a lot of effort to finally land the role of Soldier Boy in the third season of the show. Prior to his venture in The Boys, he was known for starring in the TV series Supernatural and for voicing the DC superhero in Batman: The Long Halloween. And these are some of the factors that have led many to cheer for him to star as the cape crusader in James Gunn’s DCU reboot.

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Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy
Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy

During his recent interview with Discussing Films, the actor opened up about starring in the action series The Boys, as he talked about how it stands out from the popular superhero franchises, MCU and DCU.

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Jensen Ackles Calls The Boys a Satire to Superhero Genre

The popularity of the superhero genre has gained a massive following over the past few years. And with the studios like Marvel and DC engaging in production constantly, fans have no lack of content. However, unlike the popular superhero image, The Boys represents a counterpoint to the concept.

The Boys
The Boys

Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book of the same name, the show follows a group, The Boys, as they go against the superheroes abusing their powers. Talking about the same during a recent interview with Discussing Films, Jensen Ackles shared that the Amazon show is an “incredible satire” on the popular superhero world.

“To have such a flip side of the superhero world be so popular right now,” he said. He further shared that he loved the concept of the show and the narrative it presents not only on the superhero culture but also “pop culture all over the place.”

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Soldier Boy
Soldier Boy

He also stated there have been attempts to follow the same narrative, but he believes that it could never be like The Boys. Explaining how The Boys stands out in the genre, he said,

“You could probably argue that there are other things trying to be like that right now too, but I don’t think there is anything that hits the mark quite like The Boys has.”

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Eric Kripke Knew Jensen Ackles Was Perfect For Soldier Boy

Before The Boys, Jensen Ackles worked with Eric Kripke in the drama series, Supernatural. The Buddy Games actor shared that he was looking forward to starring in Kripke’s Amazon series and asked him for a role. Later, he received the material for Soldier Boy from the producer, saying that the character is expected to star in season 3.

Eric Kripke with Jensen Ackles
Eric Kripke with Jensen Ackles

However, the list of potential actors was also already shortlisted and included many popular names. Achkles, however, was not ready to give up and did his best to land the part in the series. The show creator Kripke has also shared that he knew the Devour actor was perfect for the role. “I was just excited to show the world a different side of Jensen because I knew he could do it,” he said during an interview. Ackles eventually landed the role and has put out his best in the series.

The Boys is available on Prime Video.

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Source: Discussing Films

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.