GEORGES ST-PIERRE cast as BATROC in ‘CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.’ This is so good.
Odd as fuck. My favorite MMA fighter of all time is getting all up in the Marvel movie universe. Georges St-Pierre has been cast to play none other than Batroc the fucking Leaper in Cap 2: Plz I Love You Bucky. What the fuck is going on in this world? I can’t believe that the flick is going to feature Batroc, let alone that GSP is going to be playing him. Yus. I need to stop complaining, and thank the OMNI Dimensional creator for this delicious aberration.
Latino Review reports Georges St-Pierre, considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world and the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has been cast as a villain named Batroc the Leaper.
According to Latino-Review, here’s what you should know about Batroc:
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.
Aside from the illegal activities that sounds almost exactly like St-Pierre, making this a pretty fantastic piece of casting. Disney/Marvel refused to comment, because they don’t comment on casting until production has begun, so don’t expect official word untilCaptain America: The Winter Soldier begins production in the coming weeks.