GSP to star as Batroc the Leaper
That's right, according to Latino Review, "Rush" is to play the villain Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier alongside Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Redford. The movie will hit theaters in April, 2014.
Here's some more info on the the role in which GSP is attached to:
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.
Obviously, the casting director of the film hit a home run with St.Pierre, considering he can speak french and is a master martial artist, who can surely unleash an array Van Damme-like kicks.
As for his next MMA bout, we already know that the champ will defend his title against the heavy-handed Johny Hendricks at some point in the future. However, with Captain America set to shoot sometime soon, it wouldn't be surprising if that fight gets pushed back further than the challenger would like.
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