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(MMA Junkie)   UFC Champion George St. Pierre cast in new Captain America movie as Batroc the Leaper. A martial artist playing a martial artist? WTF Hollywood, stop making sense   (mmajunkie.com) divider line 100
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2013-03-26 01:05:14 PM  
I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.
 
2013-03-26 01:08:51 PM  

Klippoklondike: I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.


Do you know what happens to an MMA fighter when it's struck by a bolt of lightning?
 
2013-03-26 01:15:13 PM  

ArkAngel: Do you know what happens to an MMA fighter when it's struck by a bolt of lightning?


They suffer severe burns on their feet, which likely will need to be amputated?
 
2013-03-26 02:01:28 PM  
Batroc?

Really?

What, they couldn't find someone convincing enough to play Brother Nature?
 
2013-03-26 02:34:20 PM  

ArkAngel: Klippoklondike: I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.

Do you know what happens to an MMA fighter when it's struck by a bolt of lightning?


cdn.wl.uproxx.com

*poop* comes out?
 
2013-03-26 02:41:59 PM  
First step towards him being cast as Guile in the Street Fighter reboot.
 
2013-03-26 02:42:08 PM  
I remember a comic where Batroc was going after Cap (again) and one of the other D-List bad-guy's asks him "Why do you keep fighting him? He always kicks your ass." Batroc's reply is essentially "Because he's Captain America and just to say that I gave him a run for his money looks good on my bad-guy resume." I like that. He knows he can't beat Cap, but he also knows that Cap is enhanced and he, "The Leaper" is all natural, baby!

/Also, he's one of the 'code of honor' bad guys who frequently switch to helping the heroes when the current mastermind (whoever that may be) goes too far with his 'kill everything' plans.
//IRL, Savate looks like a great way to get kick/punched in the balls
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-26 02:43:15 PM  

mcgreggers99: ArkAngel: Klippoklondike: I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.

Do you know what happens to an MMA fighter when it's struck by a bolt of lightning?

[cdn.wl.uproxx.com image 650x415]

*poop* comes out?


This made me laugh way more than it should have.
 
2013-03-26 02:43:17 PM  
What next, Courtney Love playing a strung-out whore? Jennifer Hudson playing somebody who really wants to be a famous singer?
 
2013-03-26 02:45:22 PM  
The 'Leaper'?   Really?

I sincerely hope they dump the name, at least.
 
2013-03-26 02:45:52 PM  
wow, thrilling choice of villain there...
 
2013-03-26 02:46:35 PM  

EyeballKid: What next, Courtney Love playing a strung-out whore? Jennifer Hudson playing somebody who really wants to be a famous singer?


Robert Downey Jr. playing an aging rich kid with substance abuse problems and more flash than sense?
 
2013-03-26 02:48:35 PM  
It'll be a great performance based on points.
 
2013-03-26 02:49:31 PM  

bhcompy: First step towards him being cast as Guile in the Street Fighter reboot.


www.vgmuseum.com

DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too
 
2013-03-26 02:52:48 PM  

WHY on God's Green Earth is anyone going with *BATROC* for a Captain America movie?


With the whole of the Marvel Universe to pick from, THIS is what you come up with?  Seriously?

 
2013-03-26 02:56:50 PM  
I don't care what his costume looks like; I don't care how many lines he has; I don't care if he switches sides mid-movie; but if he doesn't have that glorious 'stache, I'll be disappointed.
 
2013-03-26 02:57:46 PM  

Infernalist: The 'Leaper'?   Really?

I sincerely hope they dump the name, at least.


Hopefully he'll be, "Ze Leep-air!"
 
2013-03-26 03:02:33 PM  

Brainsick: EyeballKid: What next, Courtney Love playing a strung-out whore? Jennifer Hudson playing somebody who really wants to be a famous singer?

Robert Downey Jr. playing an aging rich kid with substance abuse problems and more flash than sense?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-26 03:02:57 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-26 03:04:42 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WHY on God's Green Earth is anyone going with *BATROC* for a Captain America movie?
With the whole of the Marvel Universe to pick from, THIS is what you come up with?  Seriously?


Chill, obviously he's not the big bad. They probably won't even say his name out loud.
 
2013-03-26 03:10:42 PM  
Other bad guys in the cast include Crossbones(meh) and...

www.comicbookdaily.com
 
2013-03-26 03:11:12 PM  
Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too


B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.
 
2013-03-26 03:12:55 PM  
He will probably just lay and pray all day.

GSP bores me to tears anymore. Great guy. Great ambassador to MMA. Really humble dude.


Fights are now too predictable. I'm gonna take Guile in 5 round decision.
 
2013-03-26 03:15:00 PM  

Bloody William: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x338]


Did Deadpool put on someone else's costume again?
 
2013-03-26 03:15:24 PM  

Decillion: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WHY on God's Green Earth is anyone going with *BATROC* for a Captain America movie?
With the whole of the Marvel Universe to pick from, THIS is what you come up with?  Seriously?

Chill, obviously he's not the big bad. They probably won't even say his name out loud.



This.  They'll have him on as Georges Batroc, mercenary enforcer for the Big Bad, who switches sides after a suitably heroic speech from Cap reveals the Big Bad's unconscionable depth of True Villainy.
 
2013-03-26 03:15:57 PM  

Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.


Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.
 
2013-03-26 03:20:41 PM  

Rhames: Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.

Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.


Born in America yes, but his father is half-Japanese and his mother is full Japanese.  Hell, he isn't even blond, he dyes (note his eyebrows).  He's three-quarters Japanese if you wanna get all technical.
 
2013-03-26 03:35:27 PM  
Between Batista being in Guardians of the Galaxy and now this, the casting for the second wave of MCU films is starting to give me the jibblies.

/seriously, can these guys even act?
 
2013-03-26 03:36:41 PM  
Maybe this will be better than that epic beatdown I was supposed to witness last weekend or whatever.  Man that was a lame fight.
 
2013-03-26 03:37:19 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: NO. BAD TOUCH.


Leaper, not lepper.
 
2013-03-26 03:42:28 PM  

optimus_grime: wow, thrilling choice of villain there...


More than likely just a minor villain at the beginning of the movie that Cap (or Bucky) beats within five minutes.
 
2013-03-26 03:46:53 PM  

Rhames: Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.

Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.


Everyone born in the US is white now?

Ken's Asian.  Sorry if that offends you somehow.
 
2013-03-26 03:47:53 PM  
I don't blame him for doing it, but making movies is usually bad for an MMA career, partly because Dana White doesn't like it.
 
2013-03-26 03:48:58 PM  

Grimlock2099: optimus_grime: wow, thrilling choice of villain there...

More than likely just a minor villain at the beginning of the movie that Cap (or Bucky) beats within five minutes.


That or a henchman.

/the subtitle of the film is "The Winter Soldier", people. You really don't know who the villain is going to be?
 
2013-03-26 03:50:16 PM  

JolobinSmokin: It'll be a great performance based on points.


Heh.
 
2013-03-26 03:51:46 PM  

meanmutton: Rhames: Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.

Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.

Everyone born in the US is white now?

Ken's Asian.  Sorry if that offends you somehow.


Because "Masters" is such an Asian name.
 
2013-03-26 03:55:09 PM  

meanmutton: Rhames: Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.

Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.

Everyone born in the US is white now?

Ken's Asian.  Sorry if that offends you somehow.


And Zangief may be the bad guy, but that doesn't make him a  bad guy.


Anyway, I find it funny that they're going to introduce Batroc zee leepair into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This gets my hopes up that we'll see some of the other oddball villains like Mandrill, M.O.D.O.K., Griffin, Red Ghost, and The Ringer.

Honestly, I think it would be hilarious to try to apply The Red Ghost to the cinematic universe. A Russian mad scientist who can turn intangible is easy enough to portray, but then he has those three super-apes who are like his children. A guy with apes is always funny.

I'm still holding out hope for Squirrel Girl, too.

/And DAMMIT, Marvel needs to get a Moon Knight movie going, as well as Heroes for Hire.
 
2013-03-26 03:55:26 PM  

Bloody William: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x338]


Came for this.  Leaving happy.
 
2013-03-26 03:56:41 PM  

Klippoklondike: I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.


His character is French...... it works brilliantly!
 
2013-03-26 04:00:35 PM  
"Mon Capitan America... I am not impressed by your performance."
 
2013-03-26 04:01:51 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Grimlock2099: optimus_grime: wow, thrilling choice of villain there...

More than likely just a minor villain at the beginning of the movie that Cap (or Bucky) beats within five minutes.

That or a henchman.

/the subtitle of the film is "The Winter Soldier", people. You really don't know who the villain is going to be?


Honestly no. The Winter Soldier isn't a top of the food chain kind of villain. If he can even be called a true villain.
 
2013-03-26 04:07:30 PM  
It's Georges, with an "s".
 
2013-03-26 04:09:49 PM  
ZUT ALORS!
 
2013-03-26 04:12:39 PM  
I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment.  "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."
 
2013-03-26 04:23:07 PM  

Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment.  "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."


Pretty much.  Just ask Nick Diaz's face if GSP is any good at what he does.
 
2013-03-26 04:23:08 PM  

JolobinSmokin: It'll be a great performance based on points.


I LOL'd

/until GSP knocked me down
 
2013-03-26 04:24:29 PM  

NorCalLos: I don't blame him for doing it, but making movies is usually bad for an MMA career, partly because Dana White doesn't like it.


GSP is one of Dana's favorites; he's no-maintenance, he's a wonderful ambassador for the sport, always does the press and charity stuff, and represents the company better than anyone.

If he wants to do a movie, Dana can't really begrudge him that.  As long as it's not holding up a title defense, it should be fine.
 
2013-03-26 04:26:58 PM  
I'm sad that Marvel doesn't own the FF movie rights. There is nothing better than a story finishing with a "Then who  was behind it?" and the next panel is Doctor Doom being all hammy and saying "Fools, it is always DOOM who pulls the strings."
 
2013-03-26 04:28:35 PM  

Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."


Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat
 
2013-03-26 04:33:07 PM  

solyhhit: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat


Opinion immediately disregarded.
 
2013-03-26 04:34:15 PM  

Brainsick: I remember a comic where Batroc was going after Cap (again) and one of the other D-List bad-guy's asks him "Why do you keep fighting him? He always kicks your ass." Batroc's reply is essentially "Because he's Captain America and just to say that I gave him a run for his money looks good on my bad-guy resume." I like that. He knows he can't beat Cap, but he also knows that Cap is enhanced and he, "The Leaper" is all natural, baby!

/Also, he's one of the 'code of honor' bad guys who frequently switch to helping the heroes when the current mastermind (whoever that may be) goes too far with his 'kill everything' plans.
//IRL, Savate looks like a great way to get kick/punched in the balls
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 648x486]


Old world Savate was pretty brutal, they would wear metal tips on their shoes.  Also, it had more depth than it does now, sort of like how Muy Thai was reduced to a ring sport from Bando and other more complete fighting systems.  An accomplished savateur is not to be trifled with.  They can box and their kicking skills are well developed.
 
2013-03-26 04:45:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Batroc?

Really?

What, they couldn't find someone convincing enough to play Brother Nature?


Is that the kind of music you play . . .

antiscribe.files.wordpress.com
when you do "The Batusi?"
 
2013-03-26 04:46:51 PM  
This guy is too bulky.  A Savate stylist should be built like a somewhat beefed up ballet dancer.   So, a MMA guy playing a Savate stylist is like hiring a brit to play a frenchman.     Hollywood makes as much sense as ever.
 
2013-03-26 04:50:41 PM  

Rhypskallion: This guy is too bulky.  A Savate stylist should be built like a somewhat beefed up ballet dancer.   So, a MMA guy playing a Savate stylist is like hiring a brit to play a frenchman.     Hollywood makes as much sense as ever.


He does a lot of gymnastics as part of his strength and conditioning in his training camps.  I could see it.

Although I would prefer Daniel Bernhart, AKA 'Jean-Claude Gosh Darn."
 
2013-03-26 05:00:56 PM  
Apparently his character is going to try to defeat Captain America by boring him to death.
 
2013-03-26 05:04:20 PM  

Decillion: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WHY on God's Green Earth is anyone going with *BATROC* for a Captain America movie?
With the whole of the Marvel Universe to pick from, THIS is what you come up with?  Seriously?

Chill, obviously he's not the big bad. They probably won't even say his name out loud.


You know what? Good. Instead of using a- list or b list like say Bane as low level goons, use the vast supply of c and d list characters for that role. That should work just fine.

*thinking of bane in the schumaker era
 
2013-03-26 05:08:28 PM  
They kind of blew their wad in the first movie by killing Red Skull already.
 
2013-03-26 05:15:34 PM  
All I can think of is this:

thumbs.anyclip.com

KIYAAAAAAA
(@sshole)
 
2013-03-26 05:23:10 PM  

Klippoklondike: I think this will be great as long as he doesn't have too many lines.  Maybe treat him like they do with Ray Park.


No way. Half the fun of Batroc is his horrible Inspector Clouseau accent.
 
2013-03-26 05:30:30 PM  

Rhypskallion: This guy is too bulky.  A Savate stylist should be built like a somewhat beefed up ballet dancer.   So, a MMA guy playing a Savate stylist is like hiring a brit to play a frenchman.     Hollywood makes as much sense as ever.


media.comicvine.com
Then
collider.com
Now


/Pretty sure 'Hollywood' was going to change his look anyway
 
2013-03-26 05:31:04 PM  

SultanofSchwing: They kind of blew their wad in the first movie by killing Red Skull already.


If they can bring back the Cube they can bring back the Skull.
 
2013-03-26 05:37:18 PM  
The bad news is that Ken Masters is 3/4 Japanese.  The worse news is that now we all have to call M.Bison Vega, call Vega Balrog, and call Balrog M.Bison.
 
2013-03-26 05:42:15 PM  

Decillion: HeartBurnKid: Grimlock2099: optimus_grime: wow, thrilling choice of villain there...

More than likely just a minor villain at the beginning of the movie that Cap (or Bucky) beats within five minutes.

That or a henchman.

/the subtitle of the film is "The Winter Soldier", people. You really don't know who the villain is going to be?

Honestly no. The Winter Soldier isn't a top of the food chain kind of villain. If he can even be called a true villain.


The appeal of a Captain America film is always going to about the character, not flashy powers or elaborate destruction. For me, a movie built around Cap being forced to fight his closest friend, compounded with his feeling guilty for the loss of Bucky in the first place, has the makings of a rich and intriguing story. Remember also that in the movie continuity, Bucky was Cap's closest adult friend, not the adolescent sidekick of the comics, which changes things up. The very fact that Winter Soldier isn't a two dimensional Rule The World villain makes him far more interesting.

Add to that the fact a key theme for Cap is feeling out of place in the modern world -- and if Bucky has also been on ice for (much of) the past 70 years, he will be the only person alive who shares Cap's sense of loss and of being lost.

Frankly, I'd rather see that than some generic Hero Meets Villain, Hero Fights Villain, Hero Snatches Victory From the Jaws of Defeat story. Also don't forget that Iron Man was considered a B List character by many people before the first movie came out. As far as the movies go, what goes onto the screen is more important to the average movie goer than the richness of the comic history.
 
2013-03-26 05:46:26 PM  

solyhhit: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat


This is hilarious.

"BJ do you want to go on?"
"BJ!"
"BJ, if you don't answer me I will stop the fight"
"BJ, I will stop it if you don't answer me."
"BJ, do you want to go on?"
"BJ, do you want me to stop the fight? Answer me."

Stops fight.

Questionable stoppage.
 
2013-03-26 05:51:49 PM  

iaazathot: Brainsick: I remember a comic where Batroc was going after Cap (again) and one of the other D-List bad-guy's asks him "Why do you keep fighting him? He always kicks your ass." Batroc's reply is essentially "Because he's Captain America and just to say that I gave him a run for his money looks good on my bad-guy resume." I like that. He knows he can't beat Cap, but he also knows that Cap is enhanced and he, "The Leaper" is all natural, baby!

/Also, he's one of the 'code of honor' bad guys who frequently switch to helping the heroes when the current mastermind (whoever that may be) goes too far with his 'kill everything' plans.
//IRL, Savate looks like a great way to get kick/punched in the balls
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 648x486]

Old world Savate was pretty brutal, they would wear metal tips on their shoes.  Also, it had more depth than it does now, sort of like how Muy Thai was reduced to a ring sport from Bando and other more complete fighting systems.  An accomplished savateur is not to be trifled with.  They can box and their kicking skills are well developed.


Gerard Gordeau may be the dirtiest fighter in the history of MMA. What a dirty dyke-jumper.

/Yuki Nakai would have gone down as an all-time great.
 
2013-03-26 05:58:54 PM  

PsyLord: Bloody William: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x338]

Did Deadpool put on someone else's costume again?


Seeing as how that's Udon's art, yeah I think he was kinda....3 people at once during that arc.
/Loved the Agent X Series
//Although that might have been the Taskmaster spinoff, which was also really good.
 
2013-03-26 06:11:34 PM  
czetie:
The appeal of a Captain America film is always going to about the character, not flashy powers or elaborate destruction. For me, a movie built around Cap being forced to fight his closest friend, compounded with his feeling guilty for the loss of Bucky in the first place, has the makings of a rich and intriguing story. Remember also that in the movie continuity, Bucky was Cap's closest adult friend, not the adolescent sidekick of the comics, which changes things up. The very fact that Winter Soldier isn't a two dimensional Rule The World villain makes him far more interesting.

Add to that the fact a key theme for Cap is feeling out of place in the modern world -- and if Bucky has also been on ice for (much of) the past 70 years, he will be the only person alive who shares Cap's sense of loss and of being lost.

Frankly, I'd rather see that than some generic Hero Meets Villain, Hero Fights Villain, Hero Snatches Victory From the Jaws of Defeat story. Also don't forget that Iron Man was considered a B List character by many people before the first movie came out. As far as the movies go, what goes onto the screen is more important to the average movie goer than the richness of the comic history.


For a movie the stakes have to be high. That means the world or an entire city is in danger. I can't see Bucky, even brainwashed, threatening more than Cap's immediate circle of allies. There has to be a bigger play beyond the mind games on Cap. They can't avoid a bigger baddie.
 
2013-03-26 06:16:14 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Dana can't really begrudge him that


Since when does Dana let this stop him from begrudging anyone anything?
 
2013-03-26 06:18:48 PM  
So Batroc is going to lay on top of Cpt. America and stare at the clock until time expires?
 
2013-03-26 06:25:36 PM  
Did it with this one:

darkenedscreens.files.wordpress.com

Though I have no idea how that turned out since I never saw it.
 
2013-03-26 06:59:44 PM  

fusillade762: Did it with this one:

[darkenedscreens.files.wordpress.com image 535x401]

Though I have no idea how that turned out since I never saw it.


Great fight scenes, horrible acting.  So yeah, it worked.
 
2013-03-26 07:04:24 PM  
seems like a filler villian

www.marveldirectory.com

zut alors! i weel punch you!
zen run away
 
2013-03-26 07:12:02 PM  

thisiszombocom: zut alors! i weel punch you!
zen run away


I think if they were going for that they'd have cast Floyd Mayweather.
 
2013-03-26 07:19:51 PM  
First: Didn't we see the Winter Soldier first show up in the comics when some Russian business magnate was going for the Cosmic Cube? Maybe that's the bigger threat in the movie.

Second: One thing you'll get with Batroc is a longer one-on-one fight with Cap. Could be good in a movie, especially since a lot of what we saw in the first film was Cap blowing through rows of soldiers. A good fighter could slow him down. And Batroc is nominally for hire. Who hired him?
 
2013-03-26 07:26:00 PM  
Batroc the Leper would be more entertaining.  My guess is he will just be an excuse for some parkour and a minimal plot device.
 
2013-03-26 07:38:55 PM  

Flappyhead: I think if they were going for that they'd have cast Floyd Mayweather.


www.showmetheturbo.com
 
2013-03-26 07:41:11 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: SultanofSchwing:They kind of blew their wad in the first movie by killing Red Skull already.


If they can bring back the Cube they can bring back the Skull.


There's an old saying in the Superhero community - "If you don't have a body, he's halfway to Acupulco".

 
2013-03-26 07:43:55 PM  

noheadphones: fusillade762: Did it with this one:

[darkenedscreens.files.wordpress.com image 535x401]

Though I have no idea how that turned out since I never saw it.

Great fight scenes, horrible acting.  So yeah, it worked.


Pretty much that.  Plus the story was kinda convoluted.
 
2013-03-26 08:01:15 PM  
Great now i watch gsp dry hump someone for 25 minutes on a big screen
 
2013-03-26 08:23:54 PM  
Has anyone taken a crack at Photoshopping this yet?
 
2013-03-26 09:02:10 PM  

NorCalLos: I don't blame him for doing it, but making movies is usually bad for an MMA career, partly because Dana White doesn't like it.


He's Dana's PPV gold mine. As long as he's ready for a fight, Dana won't give 2 shiats.

/GSP can suck my balloon knot.
 
2013-03-26 09:25:43 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment.  "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Pretty much.  Just ask Nick Diaz's face if GSP is any good at what he does.


Or this guy:
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2013-03-26 10:10:09 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WHY on God's Green Earth is anyone going with *BATROC* for a Captain America movie?
With the whole of the Marvel Universe to pick from, THIS is what you come up with?  Seriously?


This. Why? What does Batroc have to do with the Winter Soldier storyline? Atleast they have Crossbones and Falcon in it, but Christ, Batroc?
 
2013-03-26 10:10:44 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Between Batista being in Guardians of the Galaxy and now this, the casting for the second wave of MCU films is starting to give me the jibblies.

/seriously, can these guys even act?


Considering half of Hollywood's movies have people that can't act anyway, would it make a difference?
 
2013-03-26 10:13:19 PM  

Flappyhead: I think if they were going for that they'd have cast Floyd Mayweather.


Nice!
 
2013-03-26 10:20:31 PM  

Moopy Mac: solyhhit: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat

This is hilarious.

"BJ do you want to go on?"
"BJ!"
"BJ, if you don't answer me I will stop the fight"
"BJ, I will stop it if you don't answer me."
"BJ, do you want to go on?"
"BJ, do you want me to stop the fight? Answer me."

Stops fight.

Questionable stoppage.


He also ignores the obvious fact that by being champ he is only facing number one contenders, the guys least likely to get knocked out. I guess it's his fault he's so good he doesn't get to fight tin cans on his way up.
 
2013-03-26 11:43:37 PM  

solyhhit: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat


cdn0.sbnation.com

That's you, that is.
 
2013-03-26 11:55:11 PM  

GungFu: solyhhit: Son of Thunder: I find people's opinions of GSP to be decent indicators of whether they think MMA is a contest of skill or a form of entertainment. "Boo hoo hoo, GSP is patient, methodical, and an intelligent strategist, who wins a lot. If only he was a trash-talking 'bad boy' who took stupid risks on flashy moves that cause him to lose more often, he'd be a better fighter."

Watching MMA since UFC1.

He's boring as shiat and I haven't enjoyed a fight since he was training with Roach for the Koschek fight. You can take your indicator, which is obviously derived rom your hold on his nutsack and keep it.

GSP = No finishes since April 19, 2008.

/Unless you count that time he beat up that guy smaller than him, and then his corner lobbied for a questionable stoppage
//Boring as shiat

[cdn0.sbnation.com image 603x433]

That's you, that is.


GSP may play it safe, but at least he doesn't like look an asshole doing it.

/looking at you Anderson Silva
 
2013-03-26 11:56:23 PM  

meanmutton: Rhames: Kheben: Jim from Saint Paul:
DO NOT WANT ASIAN RYU. NO. BAD TOUCH.

/non shaggy haired Ken = bad too

B... but Ryu and Ken -are- both asian.

Wrong.  Ken is American and son of a rich daddy.  That means white.  Street Fighter V Series.  Look it up.

Everyone born in the US is white now?

Ken's Asian.  Sorry if that offends you somehow.


nerds.
 
2013-03-27 12:27:06 AM  
Captain America won't be able to handle GSP's riddum.

/Batroc unanimous decision 50-45
 
2013-03-27 01:33:26 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: SultanofSchwing:They kind of blew their wad in the first movie by killing Red Skull already.
If they can bring back the Cube they can bring back the Skull.
There's an old saying in the Superhero community - "If you don't have a body, he's halfway to Acupulco".


Considering how Red Skull vanished, could be halfway to Alfheim..
 
2013-03-27 04:00:33 AM  

Orgasmatron138: Rhypskallion: This guy is too bulky.  A Savate stylist should be built like a somewhat beefed up ballet dancer.   So, a MMA guy playing a Savate stylist is like hiring a brit to play a frenchman.     Hollywood makes as much sense as ever.

He does a lot of gymnastics as part of his strength and conditioning in his training camps.  I could see it.

Although I would prefer Daniel Bernhart, AKA 'Jean-Claude Gosh Darn."


I just realized Vincent Cassel would have been perfect for this role.

(after doing a GIS for "Vincent Cassel savate" I now realize I'm not the only one who thought of this.)
 
2013-03-27 07:14:51 AM  

Decillion: For a movie the stakes have to be high. That means the world or an entire city is in danger. I can't see Bucky, even brainwashed, threatening more than Cap's immediate circle of allies. There has to be a bigger play beyond the mind games on Cap. They can't avoid a bigger baddie.


How about the first Die Hard movie?

What about the first Bourne movie?

Or No Way Out, one of Costner's best performances?

Or many of Hitchcock's best movies?

In many cases the best thrillers/action movies are intense, personal, and tightly focused. When something big like a city or the world is at stake, it risks becoming amorphous and vague (and also distracts with questions like, where are all the other superheroes while this is going on? Where is the army and the air force?). It can be done well -- I'd point to The Avengers as a rare really good example of a movie that is personal, intense, motivated, and has high stakes. Done badly, it just becomes "stuff blows up real good". The worst case is a movie that should be small scale, but the "creative execs" insist needs "higher stakes", so they throw in some arbitrary MacGuffin ("it's like Die Hard, except the thieves have planted a nuclear bomb in the basement of the building to cover their escape! Because they are evil! With a spoon!"). "Big stakes" movies also risk having comic book villainy (and not in the good sense: "Today I defeat Captain America, tomorrow I rule the world!". ) See, for example, many Roger Moore-period Bond movies, and contrast From Russia With Love, IMO the best Bond movie, where what's at stake is a Soviet cypher machine and a trap to kill Bond himself.

(to be continued...)
 
2013-03-27 07:50:44 AM  

Decillion: For a movie the stakes have to be high. That means the world or an entire city is in danger. I can't see Bucky, even brainwashed, threatening more than Cap's immediate circle of allies. There has to be a bigger play beyond the mind games on Cap. They can't avoid a bigger baddie.


(continued)

Anyway, if you insist on "high stakes", here's how I would outline the story. Remember that Winter Soldier's schtick is that he's a master assassin, and he's kept on ice and only brought out for the biggest jobs -- in this story, assassinating troublesome US presidents. He was the Second Shooter who got Kennedy (retaliation over Cuban Missile Crisis). He had a shot at Reagan but missed -- Hinckley was brainwashed, and was there as a distraction (because of Reagan's hard line on the Cold War). And since the fall of the Soviet Union he's been in cold storage, forgotten. Now he is revived (accidentally? deliberately?) and, with his Soviet spymasters long gone, he is lost, confused, and adrift; so his last programming kicks in: kill the President of the United States.

Now on the other side you've got Captain America. Nothing could be more traumatic for Cap than failing to protect the President -- but in order to do so he has to fight his former best friend. Plus, he feels responsible for what has happened to Bucky. So if he fails, he will feel that he personally caused the death of the President.

Done well, you've basically got Day of the Jackal (the original, not the dumb remake) crossed with awesome fight scenes plus an intense personal connection between the protagonist and antagonist.
 
2013-03-27 07:52:45 AM  

czetie: Decillion: For a movie the stakes have to be high. That means the world or an entire city is in danger. I can't see Bucky, even brainwashed, threatening more than Cap's immediate circle of allies. There has to be a bigger play beyond the mind games on Cap. They can't avoid a bigger baddie.

(continued)

Anyway, if you insist on "high stakes", here's how I would outline the story. Remember that Winter Soldier's schtick is that he's a master assassin, and he's kept on ice and only brought out for the biggest jobs -- in this story, assassinating troublesome US presidents. He was the Second Shooter who got Kennedy (retaliation over Cuban Missile Crisis). He had a shot at Reagan but missed -- Hinckley was brainwashed, and was there as a distraction (because of Reagan's hard line on the Cold War). And since the fall of the Soviet Union he's been in cold storage, forgotten. Now he is revived (accidentally? deliberately?) and, with his Soviet spymasters long gone, he is lost, confused, and adrift; so his last programming kicks in: kill the President of the United States.

Now on the other side you've got Captain America. Nothing could be more traumatic for Cap than failing to protect the President -- but in order to do so he has to fight his former best friend. Plus, he feels responsible for what has happened to Bucky. So if he fails, he will feel that he personally caused the death of the President.

Done well, you've basically got Day of the Jackal (the original, not the dumb remake) crossed with awesome fight scenes plus an intense personal connection between the protagonist and antagonist.


I like it.
 
2013-03-27 09:24:49 AM  
Lots of trash talking poor loser Americans in this thread. Get used to the idea that a French Canadian MMA kicked the ass of any American dumb enough to step into the ring with GSP. It's life. Get over yourselves already.
 
2013-03-27 09:46:01 AM  
czetie:
Anyway, if you insist on "high stakes", here's how I would outline the story. Remember that Winter Soldier's schtick is that he's a master assassin, and he's kept on ice and only brought out for the biggest jobs -- in this story, assassinating troublesome US presidents. He was the Second Shooter who got Kennedy (retaliation over Cuban Missile Crisis). He had a shot at Reagan but missed -- Hinckley was brainwashed, and was there as a distraction (because of Reagan's hard line on the Cold War). And since the fall of the Soviet Union he's been in cold storage, forgotten. Now he is revived (accidentally? deliberately?) and, with his Soviet spymasters long gone, he is lost, confused, and adrift; so his last programming kicks in: kill the President of the United States.

Now on the other side you've got Captain America. Nothing could be more traumatic for Cap than failing to protect the President -- but in order to do so he has to fight his former best friend. Plus, he feels responsible for what has happened to Bucky. So if he fails, he will feel that he personally caused the death of the President.

Done well, you've basically got Day of the Jackal (the original, not the dumb remake) crossed with awesome fight scenes plus an intense personal connection between the protagonist and antagonist.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-27 11:02:15 AM  

Alphax: czetie: Decillion: For a movie the stakes have to be high. That means the world or an entire city is in danger. I can't see Bucky, even brainwashed, threatening more than Cap's immediate circle of allies. There has to be a bigger play beyond the mind games on Cap. They can't avoid a bigger baddie.

(continued)

Anyway, if you insist on "high stakes", here's how I would outline the story. Remember that Winter Soldier's schtick is that he's a master assassin, and he's kept on ice and only brought out for the biggest jobs -- in this story, assassinating troublesome US presidents. He was the Second Shooter who got Kennedy (retaliation over Cuban Missile Crisis). He had a shot at Reagan but missed -- Hinckley was brainwashed, and was there as a distraction (because of Reagan's hard line on the Cold War). And since the fall of the Soviet Union he's been in cold storage, forgotten. Now he is revived (accidentally? deliberately?) and, with his Soviet spymasters long gone, he is lost, confused, and adrift; so his last programming kicks in: kill the President of the United States.

Now on the other side you've got Captain America. Nothing could be more traumatic for Cap than failing to protect the President -- but in order to do so he has to fight his former best friend. Plus, he feels responsible for what has happened to Bucky. So if he fails, he will feel that he personally caused the death of the President.

Done well, you've basically got Day of the Jackal (the original, not the dumb remake) crossed with awesome fight scenes plus an intense personal connection between the protagonist and antagonist.

I like it.


If Marvel likes it, they can have it for $1 and a Story credit.
 
2013-03-27 05:06:40 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Lots of trash talking poor loser Americans in this thread. Get used to the idea that a French Canadian MMA kicked the ass of any American dumb enough to step into the ring with GSP. It's life. Get over yourselves already.


Yes. They are the ones that must get over themselves. How many UFC Championships have you personally won? Zero? How about any kind of pugilistic honor, regardless of the organization? Still zero? So where did you get this high horse? Did you steal it from GSP?

/GSP fan
//I have read your post and I am not impressed.
 
2013-03-28 03:14:28 PM  
Yay!
 
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