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Published On: Mon, May 22nd, 2017

‘Wonder Woman’ star Said Taghmaoui revealst the true identity of his ‘superhero’

Back in November of last year when Wonder Woman had just kicked-off production, Said Taghmaoui (La Haine, Three Kings) gave an interview in which he said that he was playing a “superhero” in the movie. Now it appears he may be playing an established DC Comics hero after a post on his twitter page.

At the time, it was assumed that he must simply have meant a heroic character, but now we have some new evidence that suggests Taghmaoui is indeed playing an established DC Comics hero.

The character is Andre Blanc-Dumont, who was former French mercenary and high-ranking member of The Blackhawks. These guys were a squadron of highly skilled World War II-era pilots of varied nationalities who served under a mysterious man known only as Blackhawk.

It’s not really a surprise role in the film.

Andre Blanc-Dumont first appeared in Military Comics #12 in 1942 as a member of the French Resistance and became a leading pilot with notable actions against Nazi occupation of Tunisia. He joined the Blackhawk Squadron at the invitation of Janos Prohaska – also known as Blackhawk – and continued to demonstrate his heroic abilities.

The Blackhawks themselves featured in a self-titled comic, as a group comprised of pilots from each of the Nazi-occupied territories.

Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman with Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. The movie’s villain has been revealed to be Ares, played by David Thewlis.

Directed by Patty Jenkins and also stars Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Eugene Brave Rock, Ewen Bremner, and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2nd.

 

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