- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
The guys over at Latino Review are reporting that Georges St-Pierre, a Canadian mixed martial artist and UFC Welterweight Champion, has been cast in the role of Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Sold
|Georges St-Pierre as Batroc the Leaper|
Here’s a little info about the character that GSP will be playing:
“Batroc has no superhuman powers, but he is one of the most formidable unarmed combatants in the world. He has mastered numerous martial arts and is perhaps the world’s leading master of savate, the French art of foot-fighting. He is an accomplished thief and smuggler with extensive military training. He currently carries a pair of whip-canes, which he uses with great skill.”
Batroc posses’ immense leg strength that allows him to leap great distances (hence the name) and is also an Olympic weightlifter.
Production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier is poised to get underway in May in anticipation of the film’s April 4, 2014 release date.