GSP fights Captain America

 

GSP is currently on an indefinite leave from MMA, but according to Joe Lauzon's Instagram, the former champion has been keeping busy.

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GSP is in the next Captain America movie as Baltroc.

GSP, a proud Quebecois, plays French kickboxing master Georges Batroc, AKA Batroc the Leaper, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

"My character is a French mercenary, speaks French, a martial arts expert of savate, Olympic lifting champion," said GSP. "A little bit like a guy who can jump really high and stuff... he's called a leaper. The character fit me well."

With origins dating all the way back to 1966's "Tales of Suspense" #75, Batroc doesn't have any superhuman abilities beyond his mastery of martial arts. While he's primarily a Cap foe, he's appeared throughout the Marvel Universe and done battle with the likes of Spider-Man, the Punisher, Iron Fist and many more.

Also appearing in the film will Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/The Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

The sequel is aiming for an April 4, 2014 release.

GSP has appeared previously in "Death Warrior," "Hell's Chain," and "Never Surrender."

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California site profile image  

1/31/14 3:08 AM by California

Go GSP!The next VanDy ;)

Letibleu site profile image  

1/31/14 3:06 AM by Letibleu

Bwaaaahahaha!  

UGCTT_EnderTL site profile image  

1/30/14 10:30 PM by UGCTT_EnderTL

Our shield is made of rocks and trees.

Entreri site profile image  

1/30/14 10:10 PM by Entreri

GSP looking good in that costume.

iShatswhenWeidmanBassoondSilva site profile image  

1/30/14 8:03 PM by iShatswhenWeidmanBassoondSilva

Action figure to be released??  

Rhythmprince site profile image  

1/30/14 7:46 PM by Rhythmprince

A shield is too confrontational, it implies anyone would want to hurt a Canandian

Blunderhooks site profile image  

1/30/14 7:33 PM by Blunderhooks

Who let Keith Kizer on the set?

gatorlaw site profile image  

1/30/14 6:25 PM by gatorlaw

From Wikipedia:   Batroc the Leaper 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 equal to 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.

SpiderRicco site profile image  

1/30/14 5:16 PM by SpiderRicco

Buy this movie....Wit your money!

Media Monster site profile image  

1/30/14 4:35 PM by Media Monster

You have MMA's (arguably) most marketable star in your blockbuster action movie and you don't put him in the trailer? dafuq mang?



 

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