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Georges St-Pierre headed to silver screen with role in Captain America sequel

batroc the leaperUFC 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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10 COMMENTS
  • MickeyC says:

    Well he will be out the rest of the year. take a seat hendricks.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Well this must be the “summer vacation” they were alluding to after the Diaz fight. But this is a pretty damn good gig for GSP to land… he definitely has the upper hand on Silva with his Burger King commercials and a cheesy cop flick with Sensei Seagal.

    Meanwhile, Hendricks’ hopes for a title shot are again placed on the back burner. The GSP movie hasn’t even started production yet, so chances are it will be well into the summer by the time GSP wraps up his film work, and he’s not the type of guy that will then rush into a fight, so Mickey is probably right that the chances of him fighting again in 2013 are slim. Perhaps late 2013 is feasible, but with a big budget movie that stuff isn’t always predictable and could drag on a while. I wonder if Hendricks will reluctantly take another fight, or try to wait it out.

    Either way, at least the UFC gave us the GSP-Diaz fight, so that instead of facing the obvious #1 contender GSP could beat a guy with a 7-6 career UFC record who was fresh off a suspension (and loss). Yay money!!!!

    I wish the NBA would wise up and just give us a Lakers-Heat championship series this year so we could see a Kobe v Lebron showdown before Kobe is too old. That shit would make loads of $$ and is therefore a solid business decision.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    The new Captain America movie is currently filming, and he’s not going to be the main villian, so he might not be out all that long

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  • MCM says:

    It all depends on how big a roll he gets. My guess is, not going to be very big. It’s more likely he’s in and out in a couple of days, or if he has speaking lines, 2 weeks tops. Let’s not forget that this is a big budget, action film. The less time they spend actually shooting footage, the more time they have creating special effects in post. Which is how the real money in Hollywood is made anyway.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Well in the comics his character is a mercenary, and in movies they usually don’t have very big parts

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  • MickeyC says:

    Lets just hope they do not make him dawn the same mustache as the drawing above.LOL

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    It’s suppose to be 4 weeks of filming. Their might be calling him back a

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    Couple of times just in case the script gets altered but not long really. Hopefully

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    after watching his commercial where hes no impressed by everyones performance his acting is stiff this might be a bad move.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    The movie was originally scheduled to be filming by now, but as I touched on above things tend to be unpredictable with these big budget films and it’s very common for schedules to slide. Just a few days ago it was reported they’re still firming up lead casting… things are still very fluid, and as of now they’ll be lucky if filming is underway by May.

    Beyond that, who knows. Maybe GSP’s screen time will be minimal and they’ll knock his stuff out early on in production. But I wouldn’t count on him fighting before late 2013. For Hendricks, he’s again between a rock and a hard spot, forced to either take an extended break or again jeopardize his title shot by taking another fight.

    But I don’t blame GSP at all here. He’s fought twice in the past 5 months, and now has a heck of an opportunity to branch out with his career. Yeah it sucks for Hendricks, but I blame Dana for that. He passed over the obvious #1 contender for a money-grab fight, and now his golden goose champ is taking a break to make a movie. My initial thought was that Dana is likely none too happy about this, but then again maybe the exposure it will bring to GSP–and the UFC by extension–is worth it.

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