After a quick sojourn back into the world of MMA to beat Nick Diaz last weekend, UFC welterweight champion will be making his comic book film debut opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier next summer, the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. Latino Review had the scoop earlier today.
GSP will be playing Batroc the Leaper.
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 which enables him to leap great distances with the strength of 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 an experienced thief and smuggler, who also speaks 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.