Grandfather is in no hurry to retire – Soldier will again become one of the characters in the fourth season of The Boys, despite what happened to him in the finale. Eric Kripke, showrunner of the project, spoke about this.
According to the writer, he follows the proverb that one should not kill anyone if it is not necessary. So they left the door open for Jensen Ackles to play Thunder Soldier. Moreover, Kripke added that he could not imagine the end of the series without the return of Soldier.
From the same interview, it became known that Black Noir will also return in the new series, who will again be played by Nathan Mitchell, however, according to the plot, this will be a different person in the same costume.