Georges St-Pierre Playing ‘Batroc the Leaper’ In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Revealing a new villain to be Batroc the Leaper, new reports claim that martial artist & UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre will expand the cast of Marvel’s 2014 “political thriller!”
While scheduled to commence filming in the month of May, duo-directors Anthony and Joe Russo are rounding out the cast of Marvel’s third Phase Two film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In keeping with Latino Review’s most recent scoop, “just got off the phone with my Marvel source who gave me an Exclusive,” Canadian mixed martial artist Georges St-Pierre (GSP) has officially signed on for the 2014 sequel as the mercenary villain known as (surprise) Georges Batroc, aliased Batroc the Leaper. As the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre, 31, has only starred in three martial arts-based films, all of which were released back in 2009. About his character, Batroc the Leaper has no powers in the comic books, but he is a master in Savate, the French art of foot fighting, as well as kickboxing and many other martial arts disciplines. Also, with Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford joining The Winter Soldier cast recently, sources of Latino Review report that his senior S.H.I.E.L.D. character’s name is Pierce. What do you think?
Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. Starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Toby Jones, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Maximiliano Hernández, Hayley Atwell, Scarlett Johansson with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed Anthony Russo & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic super hero Captain America, who first appeared in the comic book “Captain America #1” in March, 1941. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is presented by Marvel Studios and produced by Kevin Feige and co-produced by Nate Moore. The executive producers are Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso and Michael Grillo. The film releases April 4, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!
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