georges-st-pierre-batroc-the-leaperAlthough his fighting career may be over, we now have proof of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre‘s burgeoning film career.

Marvel today released photos from its upcoming film, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which hits theaters in April.

In the superhero flick, St-Pierre plays Batroc the Leaper, one of the film’s villains. The character first appeared in comic books in 1966. The mercenary is a master of savate, a French form of kickboxing.

St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) shot his role in the film in mid-2013, months before a November win over Johny Hendricks. The French-Canadian later announced an indefinite leave from the sport, and a return to the UFC now appears unlikely.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. It’s the first major Hollywood role for St-Pierre, who’s previously appeared in some smaller action movies.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 198's 'Shogun' Rua taking career 'fight by fight,' starting with Corey Anderson

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua hasn’t won back-to-back fights since 2009. But at UFC 198, he gets his chance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 197 Free Fight: Olympian Henry Cejudo Defeats Dustin Kimura in UFC Debut

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Henry Cejudo has yet to lose a fight in his MMA career. He defeated Dustin Kimura in his UFC debut and will now challenge Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title. read news >>

Julianna Pena cleared to resume UFC career following assault allegations

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

The UFC today announced it has completed an investigation into allegations of assault by women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena and reinstated “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner, freeing her to resume her read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86's Lucas Martins has no reason for yearlong layoff

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

After starting 3-1 in his UFC career with a pair of bonus-winning knockouts, Brazil’s Lucas Martins was looking like one of the better lighter-weight prospects in the promotion. Then things started t read news >>

Balancing UFC career with 2nd job is benefit to UFC Fight Night 86's Timothy Johnson

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

Timothy Johnson tried the whole “full-time fighter” thing, and he wasn’t particularly pleased with the results.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Frustrated with the career development of Bellator's Michael Page? Well he is, too

  • 23 days ago
  • 93 views

Michael Page’s career hasn’t exactly gone the way he or his devoted followers had hoped after more than four years in the game.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86’s Nicolas Dalby wants to become photojournalist after MMA career

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

ZAGREB, Croatia – Now-retired UFC lightweight Mac Danzig showed that fighters could also be great photographers. Current UFC fighter Nicolas Dalby also wants to take it a step further and become a ph read news >>

Cezar Ferreira enters career crossroads at UFC on FOX 19 with clear mind, healed body

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

If anyone might have an excuse for a couple of disappointing performances, it might be a guy with eight screws in his neck and fighting in a weight class in which he never belonged. Cezar Ferreira is read news >>

AJ McKee Kicked His Career of Right in 2015, Aims to Remain Undefeated

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

AJ McKee started his professional MMA career off right with three victories in 2015. He aims to remain undefeated in 2016, beginning with Bellator 152. read news >>

Cub Swanson almost didn’t fight at UFC on FOX 19, not sure of continued career with loss

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

TAMPA, Fla. – UFC featherweight Cub Swanson contemplated dropping out of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 19 when illness reared its head prior to his weight cut.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>