“The Boys” boss knows a Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki reunion would 'break the internet': 'It's occurred to me'

Eric Kripke confirms the plan is for Padalecki to appear in the show's fifth and final season

Call it manifestation or what have you, but the chances seem more than good for Jared Padalecki to reunite with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke — and possibly even Jensen Ackles — on The Boys for its fifth and final season.

Similar to how Kripke finally got Jeffrey Dean Morgan on The Boys for season 4, currently streaming weekly on Amazon's Prime Video, this casting has been long in the works. Padalecki confirmed previously that he's had conversations with the showrunner about a possible collaboration. And with Walker now ending, Kripke remarked how the chances seemed even more likely.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kripke confirms that, "yeah, it's fair" to say the plan is for the actor to join up on The Boys next season. He also coyly teased that he's thought about a reunion between Padalecki and Ackles.

<p>Amazon; Getty</p> Jensen Ackles; Jared Padalecki

Amazon; Getty

Jensen Ackles; Jared Padalecki

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"The value of that is to break the internet. So we'll see whether it's right for the story," Kripke says. "But yes, it's occurred to me that putting those two in a scene together would destroy much of the world, and that's appealing."

Padalecki told Deadline that he spoke with Kripke about a role last week, saying, "I think at this point in my acting life, I only want to work on projects that I really care about or with people that I really care about, and obviously Eric and I are indelibly connected forever." He was firm in his desire to do it. He said, "The answer is yes," should the role work out.

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Kripke now tells EW, "We both have now seen that it looks like our schedules will line up. I don't have the role for him yet just because we haven't cooked it up. We're still really early in the season 5 break, but it does seem like the planets are aligning. Barring any unforeseen disaster, it seems like it'll happen. Again, I don't know what the character is, I don't know if it's one episode or more, I genuinely know a total of zero about all of that. I'm not being coy. I really don't know."

Amazon Studios Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy on 'The Boys' season 3
Amazon Studios Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy on 'The Boys' season 3

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There have been multiple Supernatural alums who crossed over onto The Boys, but Ackles appeared in a big way during season 3 as Soldier Boy, a World War II-era, Captain America-esque supe with a big connection to Homelander (Antony Starr). Kripke previously told EW that he was purposefully leaving the door open after that climactic season finale episode for more Ackles on the show.

"The old TV adage is like, never kill anyone unless you really, really have to. Never close a door, open a window," Kripke said at the time. "We'll all have to wait and see, but I can't imagine the series ending without Soldier Boy making another appearance." The actor then reprised Soldier Boy for a cameo in spinoff series Gen V.

The Boys season 4 currently belongs to Morgan, who arrives on the scene as Joe Kessler, a former colleague of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) who shares his hatred for supes. "I just saw that his show got f---ing chicken. So I'm sure he'll get on it," Morgan told EW of Padalecki possibly joining the ranks. "I think that they're talking about it. Kripke, he'll bring him on. Jared's so f---ing big. He could just be a monster. He's Bigfoot, dude."

New episodes of The Boys season 4 drop Thursdays on Prime Video.

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