UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre is continuing to enjoy success outside of the Octagon, reprising his role as Batroc the Leaper in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion originally appeared in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, fighting Chris Evans' titular character in the movie's early moments. Now he's returned to reprise his role as the Marvel villain in the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, making a surprise appearance in the show's premiere episode that aired on March 19.
Retired MMA legend @GeorgesStPierre, who played Batroc The Leaper, talks about his Marvel fandom and how he sees similarities in the way he and Iron Man train and fight! Watch: https://t.co/gu9xFKVSpT #EarthsMightiestShow pic.twitter.com/6pCuALX5d2— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 24, 2019
St-Pierre makes his reintroduction into the MCU during an opening fight scene with Anthony Mackie's character Sam Wilson and could have a reoccurring, larger role in the new Marvel series.