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Reigning UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has officially landed his first acting role in a major motion picture.
Latino-Review.com is reporting that St. Pierre has landed the role of villain Batroc The Leaper, a mercenary and a master of the French form of kick boxing known as savate.
Wikipedia list's the fictional marvel character as having the following abilities:
Batroc 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.
Batroc also made a few appearances in The Avengers storyline so there's no telling where they could go with this character and potentially what the future could hold for Georges St. Pierre in the world of acting and big budget films.
Luckily I'm also a huge comic book dork and film buff. Hope you guys are as excited as I am. Let me know what you think in the comments below.