It looks like Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be adding current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre to its cast, as Latino Review says he’s in talks to play Georges Batroc, a.k.a. Batroc the Leaper.
Assuming he can act, St. Pierre should be a good fit for the role, as the character is a French kickboxing champion. Batroc made his debut in a 1966 issue of Marvel’s Tales of Suspense. While he has primarily done battle with Captain America in the comic books, he has also fought against Iron Fist, The Punisher, Deadpool, Hawkeye, and Gambit.
While Batroc does not have any superpowers, he is an expert martial artist, specializing in the French kickboxing style known as savate. His leg muscles are extremely over-developed, which allows him to leap greater distances than most humans. He also served in the French Foreign Legion, and speaks both English and French fluently. It isn’t known how this character will fit into the sequel’s story line.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Shooting it due to start later this year.