Batroc the Leaper Joins the Villain Lineup of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Of all the characters in the Marvel universe, I would have never dreamed of seeing Batroc the Leaper on the big screen.
According to Latino Review, UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre will be joining Captain America: The Winter Soldier as none other than Batroc the Leaper. Before you laugh too hard – I admit the name is silly as all get out – here is a brief synopsis on him from Marvel’s site:
Batroc has no superhuman powers, but he is one of the most formidable unarmed combatants in the world. He has mastered numerous martial arts and is perhaps the world’s leading master of savate, the French art of foot-fighting. He is an accomplished thief and smuggler with extensive military training.
My guess is he won’t be a main villain, but a henchman for someone else should this rumor even prove to be true. Latino Review has a pretty solid track record on these types of leaks, however.
Let us just hope they don’t go for the full character name as I don’t think anyone wants hysterical fits of laughter in the theater. You can take a gander at his costume below… I imagine this will also change.
[ Source Latino Review ]