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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 24
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2013-03-26 02:56:50 PM
3 votes:
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 02:46:35 PM
3 votes:

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?
2013-03-27 07:50:44 AM
2 votes:

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.


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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.
2013-03-26 04:26:58 PM
2 votes:
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 03:11:12 PM
2 votes:
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 07:41:11 PM
1 votes:

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 07:26:00 PM
1 votes:
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 05:42:15 PM
1 votes:

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 05:30:30 PM
1 votes:

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.


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/Pretty sure 'Hollywood' was going to change his look anyway
2013-03-26 05:23:10 PM
1 votes:

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 04:34:15 PM
1 votes:

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
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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 04:28:35 PM
1 votes:

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 03:56:41 PM
1 votes:

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 03:55:09 PM
1 votes:

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 03:51:46 PM
1 votes:

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 03:48:58 PM
1 votes:

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 03:20:41 PM
1 votes:

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 03:15:57 PM
1 votes:

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 03:12:55 PM
1 votes:
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 03:02:57 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-26 02:57:46 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: The 'Leaper'?   Really?

I sincerely hope they dump the name, at least.


Hopefully he'll be, "Ze Leep-air!"
2013-03-26 02:48:35 PM
1 votes:
It'll be a great performance based on points.
2013-03-26 02:42:08 PM
1 votes:
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
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2013-03-26 01:05:14 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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