According to Kellvin Chavez with the Latino Review, Marvel sources confirmed UFC stud Georges St. Pierre has been cast to play a villain in “Captain America: The Winter Solider”. St. Pierre’s character is known as Batroc the Leaper. Latino Review gave some info on the character:
“Batroc has no superhuman abilities, but is in peak physical condition in every respect. He is an Olympic-level weightlifter and has extraordinary agility and reflexes. His leg muscles are particularly well-developed which enables him to leap great distances with the strength of an Olympic athlete. He is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and specializes in savate (French-style kickboxing). He is also a skilled military tactician, having formerly been in the French Foreign Legion.
Batroc is an experienced thief and smuggler, who also speaks French and English. Although, as a mercenary, he does not hesitate to perform any number of criminal acts for his clients, Batroc has, by his own rights, a strong sense of honor, and he will turn against any client whom he feels has unfairly deceived him into committing crimes to which he might not otherwise have agreed.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the sequel to the Hollywood blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger that dominated the box office back in 2011. The sequel is set to be released on April 4, 2014.
St. Pierre is better known for dominating opponents in the octagon, a true legend of MMA and pound for pound great. However, recent rumors have been circulating about whether or not he still has more than two to three fights left in him. After another recent victory over Nick Diaz, St. Pierre has cemented himself as the greatest welterweight champion of all time. Perhaps it is time for the Canadian to walk a different path, consider new challenges, and accomplish new goals, this time in the movie business.