While everyone was freakin out about Ronda Rousey escaping to Hollywood, Georges St Pierre might be sneaking out right under our eyes. News has just leaked that GSP will be in the Captain America sequel due out this time next year:
According to a source of Latino Review, it appears that UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre will be joining the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier where he will be playing Batroc the Leaper. The popular (and eerily accurate) website claims to have learned about the casting news through one of their sources at Marvel, and if the news proves to be true, we may see some major kickboxing on the big screen!
First introduced in the pages of Tales of Suspense #75, Batroc the Leaper is a French mercenary who has a long history of appearing in Captain America comics as an affiliate of HYDRA, the primary villains in the first Captain America movie. While he doesn’t have any superhuman powers in the traditional sense, Batroc is in peak physical condition, particularly in his legs – allowing him to leap great distances (hence the name).
Oh man. We can only hope for some awesome porny shots of Georges and his horseneck sized thighs flexing n shit all over the screen. No need for butter on my popcorn this time guys, I’ve got it covered. Literally. And after years of Georges St Pierre being the star of 25 minute shows, it’s nice to see him jumping to a full length feature. This will be his first acting stint since his amazing performances in those Hector Echavarria films back in 2009. Will a better script help him become the next Jean Claude Van Damme? Or are they gonna make his character the silent stoic type?