UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is set to play a featured role in Marvel’s next Captain America film, according to reports on Monday.
GSP will reportedly play the role of the villain, ”Batroc the Leaper,” in the 2014 release of Captain America: Winter Soldier.
The Batroc character is seemingly made for St-Pierre. A former French Foreign Legionnaire, Batroc is a mercenary, according to Marvel.com, skilled in the art of savate (a French style of kickboxing). Like GSP, the character’s first name is Georges.
Captain America: Winter Soldier is the sequel to the highly successful 2011 release Captain America: The First Avenger. The sequel, like the original, will feature Chris Evans as “Captain America/Steve Rogers,” as well as Samuel L. Jackson returning as “Nick Fury.” Scarlett Johansson will also feature in the film as “Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff,” a character she has played in other Marvel films.
St-Pierre isn’t currently signed for any future UFC fights, although a proposed title defense against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks is tentatively slated for later this year.
Latino Review first reported news of GSP’s role in the film.