It appears that Batroc’s days in the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t over yet.
The mercenary portrayed by Georges St-Pierre was a pivotal part of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, where he tormented the titular superheroes. Batroc made his first MCU appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he was pretty successful among fans and got another run in the 2021 series. In The Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale, it appeared that Batroc was shot down for good. Apparently, that’s not the case.
In a recent interview with our sister publication Sherdog, “GSP” opened up about Batroc’s future in the MCU, teasing that the villain might return sooner or later.
“He’s gonna come back 100 percent,” the Canadian actor said. “He always comes in and out of things, you know what I mean? He’s gonna come back with a vengeance next time for sure. He’s gonna bring his brigade and he’s gonna be angry.”
Batroc was also part of the What If… animated series, appearing in the Season 1 finale.
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St-Pierre, an Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, also explained how acting and fighting could relate.
“I think I was acting all my life because before every fight. When you see me, I look very confident, like ready, and I’m walking like I can’t wait to see how I’m gonna win the fight,” St-Pierre explained. “Deep down inside, I was putting on an act. Deep down inside, I was extremely uncomfortable, scared, and terrified, but I did it regardless. I think I’ve been acting all my career. Getting ready for a scene and getting ready for a fight is the same thing. You can rehearse your scene as much as you want, but when you get on set, you found out quickly enough that things are very different. The reaction of the actor whom you are playing with might be different than you expected. The background is different. Same thing in fighting, you can train for a fight as much as you want, but when you step in there, you found out quickly enough that your opponent is never exactly how you imagined him. He’s never as good or as bad, he’s always different.”
St. Pierre’s credits also include 2016’s Kickboxer: Vengeance and the recent Canadian series La Mélancolite, among others.