Blog Photo: First Look of Former UFC Champ Georges St-Pierre During Captain America Filming

January 30, 2014
9 Comments

Georges St-Pierre as Batroc

Marvel on Thursday released some photos from the filming of its upcoming film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is slated for release in April 2014.

One of the photos gives us a first look at former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who plays the role of Batroc the Leaper, a villain in the film. Rather appropriate after he’s been vilified by UFC president Dana White for his recent comments about his dissatisfaction with his former employers.

According to Marvel.com:
Batroc trained himself in savate (French kickboxing) while in the French Foreign Legion, and he later became a costumed mercenary as the Leaper. Although originally working alone, he began and continues to often recruit fellow rogues and criminals when a job may require it, forming the so-called Batroc’s Brigade.

St-Pierre stars alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Anthony Mackie as The Falcon.

The likelihood seems to be fading by the day, but do you think we will ever see St-Pierre star in the Octagon again?

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  • Jacob K

    Ok blogAuthor. It’s kind of a leap of logic that doing a movie means you’re done with mma. Rampage, cung le, and I’m sure several others have made movies and been in the octagon in the same year. Back and forth. Anyway small point on your poor attempt at editorializing a simple news piece.

  • Jackson

    Hasn’t he already done movies? It’s not even been six months..give the guy a break. Let him do his thing,enjoy a life without pressure for a bit.

    He’ll be back..he’s a champion..that hunger wouldn’t just dissappear.

  • themindseye

    They named the French character “Leaper”…..? As in…. a frog??? Isn’t that derogatory….

    • StackhouseMMA

      its already a marvel character doofus

      • themindseye

        Oh okay, so we’ll just grandfather it in.

  • Larry

    Do your thing George your fans support you

  • taylor2008

    I agree….do your thing George. You owe nobody, including the UFC, anything. Take your time. With your competitive spirit you will be back fighting.

  • Sir_Roy

    Still getting used to “Former” UFC Champion. Weird.

  • solo

    Batroc the Leaper! it’s gonna be so interesting to see George playing fictional villain.