Eric Kripke And Star Jensen Ackles Want Their Old Supernatural Compatriot To Guest Star On The Boys
The Boys creator Eric Kripke and actor Jensen Ackles want Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki to come as a guest on the program
The third season of Amazon Prime's subversive, darkly humorous superhero series The Boys has finally here. Series regulars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, and many others return for more action in the upcoming season, along with some newcomers such as Supernatural's Ackles, who plays Soldier Boy. Ackles' Soldier Boy, a satirized parody of Marvel's Captain America, is a fabled Supe developed by Fredrick Vought during WWII. Soldier Boy's powers and past on The Boys have been slightly altered from the comics, but he still possesses superhuman strength and speed, and is capable of upsetting the power dynamics with The Seven, as well as Billy Butcher (Urban) and his gang.
Both Ackles and Kripke express their wish for Padalecki to appear on The Boys in a new interview with Variety. Kripke, in particular, expresses his support for getting Padalecki on board, but warns that there may be one major reason why he won't be able to appear. Read what Kripke and Ackles had to say about it below:
Kripke: “I would love a Jared cameo! He’s always welcome on the show. Up to now, the guy is on a network show that has however many episodes — like, a lot more than eight. So he’s working all year and now he’s producing his spinoff and he’s got a whole empire going on over there. He’s been a busy man. And it’s been hard to even figure out any time that he’s free. But if he was free and found himself currently unemployed, I would put him on ‘The Boys’ in a heartbeat.” Ackles: “As I think we all know, Jared’s pretty busy starring in his own show, producing a spinoff of that show. He’s certainly got his hands full.
Padalecki is, without a question, a busy man. The Supernatural alum is presently in charge of the CW's Walker remake, as well as executive producing its prequel series, Walker: Independence. Logistically, he probably wouldn't have time to appear on The Boys. It's nevertheless great to see Padalecki and Ackles getting along after the incident with Supernatural's prequel show The Winchesters, in which Padalecki chastised Ackles for keeping him in the dark about the show's development.
Padalecki isn't the only Supernatural alum Kripke has expressed interest in bringing to The Boys. The showrunner has been attempting to find a job for Jeffrey Dean Morgan for quite some time, despite the fact that Morgan has been quite busy with his role in AMC's The Walking Dead franchise. It's unclear whether Morgan will appear in season 4 of The Boys. Meanwhile, convincing Padalecki to star in The Boys is more than simply a matter of availability. Kripke would most likely want him to play a part that suited his background. Kripke will very certainly do his hardest to get Padalecki on the program if a suitable chance arises.