Georges St-Pierre signs up for Captain America 2

News Glen Chapman 27 Mar 2013 - 07:15
Captain America

UFC superstar GSP is set to play the villainous Batroc in the Captain America sequel, it's been revealed...

Another piece of casting news has broken for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and whilst the person in question isn't of the calibre of Robert Redford (although few are) it's a interesting piece of casting we've got for you nonetheless.

And it's this: UFC star Georges St-Pierre has been lined up to play Batroc, who is a villain albeit one who doesn't have any discernible superpowers. Instead, he's a tremendous athlete who is trained in savate (French kickboxing), and is also a skilled military tactician, thief and smuggler. From that description GSP certainly seems a good fit for the character (apart from the thief and smuggling bits) given his success in MMA. He has also appeared in a couple of direct to video movies so this will be quite the career opportunity for him, as acting is something he's clearly actively pursuing.

As the ensemble cast for the Captain America sequel continues to grow, we'll keep you posted. The film is set to start shooting shortly, with Chris Evans reprising the lead role. It's set for release in summer 2014.

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Hmm. Great fighter, probably not a bad actor, but to be a lead villain in a film with this much expectation?

I don't think he's the lead villain as there is also another guy called Crossbones. Both of these guys sound like henchmen really and the film's title hints at the main focus of the film.

Crossbones?! Savate!? Robert Redford was already good enough news, but this is getting better and better, but are you saying this George guy may be crossbones? Or another guy?

OMG! This is going to be awesome!

I've never heard he had acting aspirations, but what the heck - with the right direction and editing you can make almost anyone passable on screen I think.

Crossbones will be played by Frank Grillo.

Gotcha. I was hoping it would be gsp, if only because of the mask aspect, though he may yet have a mask. It raises u up a notch villain and henchman wise. Daredevil sucked and all but if bullseye would have been in costume it would definitely have added to rather than diminished it. On the other hand, Kevin Nash was intimidating as I don't know what in the punisher as the Russian, and though he was not in the whole film, his henchman put Colin Ferrell's super villain to shame. Yeah maybe daredevil just sucked.

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