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UFC’s Georges St. Pierre to play Batroc in ‘Captain America’ sequel

Georges St. Pierre will play Captain America foe Batroc the Leaper.
(Marvel Comics)

Georges St. Pierre’s next opponent will be his toughest one yet: Captain America.

St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion who is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has been cast as villain Batroc the Leaper in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, the sequel to the 2011 hit “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

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Captain America fans will recognize Batroc as one of the iconic foes for Cap. He is a French mercenary who specializes in savate, a form of kickboxing.

St. Pierre, who has appeared in a handful of small films through the years, will act alongside an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford. The movie is scheduled to be released on April 4, 2014.

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