Wonder Woman co-star Said Taghmaoui teased in 2015 that he’s playing a “good superhero character,” but wouldn’t divulge any further information, insisting the premise of the Warner Bros. film was secret. Since then, we’ve learned Taghmaoui’s character is named Sameer, and that he works closely with Chris Pine’s Steve Travor. However, it turns out there may be much more to Sameer.
If we take a new tweet from Taghmaoui at face value, his “good superhero character” is none other than a member of DC Comics’ Blackhawks.
Coming soon.! pic.twitter.com/IImydGJXB0
— Said Taghmaoui (@SaidTaghmaoui) May 9, 2017
Introduced by Will Eisner, Bob Powell and Chuck Cuidera in 1941 in Quality Comics’ Military Comics #1, the Blackhawk Squadron (aka the Blackhawks) as a team of World War II-era ace pilots of different nationalities led by the mysterious man known simply as Blackhawk. Like most of the Quality properties, the Blackhawks were later acquired by DC’s predecessor National Periodical Publications.
The image posted by Taghmaoui is of Andre Blanc-Dumont, who in the comics was a French soldier of fortune before becoming first a leader of the French Resistance following the occupation of Paris, and then second in command of the Blackhawks.
Wonder Woman tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I. The film is on track for an $83 million U.S. debut, with the film also drawing comparisons to Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis.
(via Batman News)