Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Captain America gets new enemy

Samuel L Jackson stars in the Captain America sequel

Champion fighter Georges St-Pierre is the latest villain to be signed up to the Captain America sequel, starring Samuel L Jackson.

The Canadian mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight is set to appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to the Latino Review.

He will get the chance to put his fighting skills to good use as one of Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) foes, Batroc the Leaper.

The Marvel comics production will also include enemies the Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.

Batroc the Leaper first appeared in Marvel comics in 1966 as a character who had served in the French Foreign Legion and taught himself a form of foot boxing.

He sold his skills as a warrior and thief, which saw him fighting against Captain America more than once.

At the moment no details have been released about what his role in the next Captain America film will be.

The film is expected to follow the Captain adjusting to modern life in the wake of the Battle of New York.

Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the sequel, which also stars Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and Maximiliano Hernandez, and Robert Redford is in talks to appear.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released in spring next year.

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