'The Hobbit' and 'Office' star confirmed for Marvel blockbuster
UK actor Martin Freeman‘s role in the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War movie has been revealed by Marvel, reports have claimed today (February 22).
Marvel have kept Freeman’s role and character under wraps until day, but it’s now been confirmed that he will play the part of Everett Ross in the series’ third instalment, which followed on from Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is released on April 29 in the UK and May 6 in the US.
According to Empire, Freeman plays Ross, who in the film is part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre following on from S.H.I.E.L.D’s dismantling in last movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Chris Evans – who plays Captain America himself – is joined in Civil War by a massive cast of Marvel favourites including Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany’s The Vision and Don Cheadle’s War Machine. Captain America regulars including Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter all appear too.
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The promo clip was shown to a huge US TV audience during this year’s Super Bowl 50 (February 7) broadcast on CBS, but Marvel reportedly uploaded it to YouTube shortly beforehand. Watch below.
Marvel’s plot synopsis for the film teased: “Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.
“After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”