Since it was revealed that Wonder Woman would be a period piece movie set around World War I, some fans have wondered if DC would be drawing influence from some of their classic war comics from the early 40s. Based on a tease from one of the movie’s actors (Saïd Taghmaoui), it appears as though this will be the case. Minor spoilers ahead!
Taghmaoui is playing Sameer in the movie, a character described as one of Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) closest allies, who is a multilingual spy with a gift for disguises. But it appears as there’s more to Taghmoui’s character than just being a charmer, as the actor tweeted out the following picture:
Coming soon.! pic.twitter.com/IImydGJXB0
— Said Taghmaoui (@SaidTaghmaoui) May 9, 2017
The character on the left is from Blackhawk, part of a series of war comics involving a multinational team of ace pilots fighting for the Allies during the World Wars. While the concept has been revisted every now and again, the characters don’t really get a whole lot of love in newer DC Comics, so it’s great to see that the creative team behind the film are doing what they can to raise awareness for one of their oldest franchises.
Wonder Woman rides into battle on June 2, 2017. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Ares, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.