Will Georges St-Pierre Make an Appearance in Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Published 03/18/2021, 2:29 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada celebrates his submission victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. However, he may also be building a reputation on the screen as an actor. GSP along with many other former athletes has made a seamless transition into the movie business. His role as Georges Batroc in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe headlines his acting credits.

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GSP debuted the role in 2014’s ‘Captain America and The Winter Soldier.’ He featured in a scene opposite Chris Evans, who is Captain America. His character had hijacked a ship that was rescued by Captain America. However, the narratives were flipped when it was revealed that Nick Fury had hired Batroc (GSP) to hijack the ship as a distraction.

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Many MMA fans that had seen the movie in 2014 geeked out over one of the stars of the sport being in a position like that. As a result, with the show ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ releasing soon, many have been wondering whether GSP will reprise his role in the show.

Georges St-Pierre: Batroc lives on?

Georges St-Pierre will indeed be returning as Georges Batroc in the show. The extent of his involvement in the show has not been revealed, but this is one of the first major releases for the new Cinematic Universe that Marvel is establishing. Batroc isn’t clearly aligned to either the good side or the bad side, operating as a mercenary for hire.

The show will be six episodes long and will premiere on March 19 on Disney+. GSP’s character was captured in the 2014 movie for hijacking the ship, but the makers left his fate relatively unanswered. All we know is that Batroc revealed nothing while he was being interrogated. Hence, the intrigue around his character will be built on in the mini-series.

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GSP has already had a fair share of acting credits. While he was an active fighter, he appeared in films like ‘Never Surrender’ and ‘Death Warrior’.

St-Pierre became UFC middleweight champion three years after he started playing Batroc for Marvel. The Canadian MMA great also starred alongside other athlete-turned actors like Dave Bautista and Gina Carrano in the 2016 film ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance‘.

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How excited are you to see the former UFC champion back on screen?

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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