Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War

But which side will he be on?

Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War

by James White |
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Not content with starring together in Sherlock and working on the Hobbit films, Martin Freeman has found another place to join Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the company announcing that he’s part of **Captain America: Civil War.

Joe and Anthony Russo are busy directing the latest **Cap **outing from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. And the stuffed cast already includes established Marvel types including Chris Evans as the title character, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier and Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones. New faces this time include the introduction of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo. Oh, and Spider-Man, whenever he gets officially cast.

As for Freeman, his role is being kept under wraps for now in true Marvel style, so we’ll have to see which side of the conflict about superhero issues he falls on and whether he’s playing a known comics character or someone for the movie. Also unknown? His future, and whether this is a one-film deal or if he’ll be showing up elsewhere, which would mean he’d have more of a chance to share the screen with Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.

"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," says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. "We couldn't be more honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Freeman will be back for more Sherlock at the end of the year with the special episode, followed by a new run of three in 2016. He’s currently at work on Tina Fey-starring based-on-reality war correspondent comedy** Fun House**.

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