UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre often seems to show superhuman ability inside the Octagon, beating high-level foes down as if they were mere mortals. Now he’ll have a chance to do so on the big screen, albeit it as villain rather than donning the white hat he wears in real life.
According to Latino Review, a trusted source at Marvel confirmed St-Pierre has been cast as Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans in the title role.
St-Pierre’s character is a Frenchman with background in hand-to-hand combat said to be incredibly fit and agile. Given GSP’s own characteristics, it’s easy to see why he was given the part. No details were offered on how frequently he’ll be featured in the film, currently scheduled for an April 2014 release.
The 31-year old champion has yet to comment on his apparent flirtation with Hollywood.
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