The actor and stuntman, who grew up in the Kainai First Nation in Alberta, spent five months in London on the secretive set of DC’s upcoming mega-budgeted superhero flick Wonder Woman.

 The Internet Movie Database generically identifies his character as “Chief” and he might be Apache Chief or Lone Shadow, both known to pal around with Wonder Woman in the Justice League comics. But there has been no official word and Brave Rock himself is sworn to secrecy. He will confirm that viewers of this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice caught a glimpse of him in character during a scene where Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) attempts to find out more about Wonder Woman. He comes across a black-and-white photo from 1918 of the superhero, played by Gal Gadot, surrounded by a First World War soldiers and a native man.

“It’s quite a great honour to be part of DC and to be part of Warner Bros.,” said Brave Rock. “I was just back home and it was really surreal being approached by friends and family and people I didn’t know saying, ‘Hey, I saw you in Batman v Superman.’ To me it’s a big honour. When it comes down to it, I’m just a kid from the Blood reserve and if I can do it anybody else can.”

Brave Rock, now 38, was a 17-year-old kid from the Blood reserve when he began acting, enlisted to star in a play about suicide while attending Plains Indian Cultural Survival School in Calgary.

But the real turning point came years later, when he began performing stunts as part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at the Disneyland in Paris.

He learned bareback stunt-riding and participated in war re-enactments and buffalo chases. Upon returning to Calgary, he became an in-demand stuntman and actor, landing stunt work or small roles on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Heartland, Blackstone, Klondike and Hell on Wheels, where his characters had a habit of being continually killed off.

“Hell on Wheels was amazing,” he said. “They called me back over and over again. It was great to live and die on Hell on Wheels over and over and over again.”

Alongside his brother, Tim Bruised Head, Brave Rock was recruited to operate a “boot camp” to train native stuntmen for the Oscar-winning, Alberta-shot blockbuster The Revenant.

“We set up a boot camp and out of the 40 guys that came, we narrowed it down to 20 guys that we helped with the riding and fighting capabilities,” he said. “It was quite an honour. It was such a great production.”

Brave Rock says he plans to continue both acting and stunt work, saying his career philosophy has always been to take advantage of any opportunities that come along.

He was recently in Budapest, shooting a TV series called Jamestown, a eight-part series about the first British settlers in America circa 1619.

The only downside to Brave Rock’s busy schedule is that he had to miss this year’s Calgary Stampede. For the past six years he has been “an ambassador for Treaty 7” at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth where he participated in parades and acted as inspiration for younger natives, who he encourages to maintain their ties to their culture.

He sees being an actor as natural extension of being a storyteller. And a role model.

“That’s one of our oldest traditions as native people,” he says. “It’s storytelling and that comes along with the acting. At Calgary Stampede I notice young Indian boys looking up to me and being fascinated. I love to inspire them, I love to talk to them.”

Wonder Woman is scheduled for release June 2, 2017.

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