According to scoop master El Mayimbe of Latino Review none other than current UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre will play the villain Batroc in the upcoming Captain America sequel.
“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 enabling him to leap great distances with the equity 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 also an experienced thief and smuggler, and can speak both 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.”
This is pretty awesome news meaning that we’ll see some awesome fight scenes in this movie. The character is an over the top type so I wouldn’t worry too much about GSP’s acting ability.
Almost as an afterthought, they mention that Robert Redford who was cast in the film last week as a high ranking government official, will be playing someone called Pierce.
Also set to star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford and Maximiliano Hernández, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is said to be a political thriller inspired by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s acclaimed arc in the comics.
The sequel will be released on April 4, 2014.