Martin Freeman will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the MCU as the British actor lands a role in Captain America: Civil War.
According to an official report over at Marvel.com, the 43-year-old British actor has been cast in the upcoming Captain America sequel… but details remain under wraps.
“Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has added another name to its growing cast with Martin Freeman, who will make his debut in the film.”
Of course, this places the Sherlock star within the same universe as his old pal Benedict Cumberbatch… and it’s not the first time this has happened on a big screen adventure. After all, the pair also starred together in the recent ‘Hobbit’ trilogy.
And Marvel boss Kevin Feige couldn’t be more pleased.
“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” he said. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
But what role will he play?
There’s already been some speculation that he could appear as a government advisor… and one name that’s been bandied about already is Peter Henry Gyrich. But I can’t help thinking he’s more likely to have a certain Wakandan connection… and could well be the S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison, Everett Ross.
An expert on Wakandan culture, Ross was often asked for advice when dealing with the nation, and often consulted with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the NSA. Considering that Black Panther will be appearing in Civil War, it’s just the kind of role we might expect to see.
And let’s face it – there’s just something about the look that seems to fit with Martin Freeman.
Unfortunately, with no further details we’ll just have to wait and see. But it’s cool to think that both Cumberbatch and Freeman will exist in the MCU.
Captain America: Civil War heads to cinemas on 29 April 2016.
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