‘Captain America: Civil War’: Martin Freeman’s Role Revealed

     February 22, 2016


Among the many questions that have been floating around concerning Captain America: Civil War, the epic third installment in the Captain America franchise and likely one of the most profitable films of 2016, but one has continued to stick out. That would be the role that will be inhabited by one Martin Freeman, the superb actor from Sherlock, Fargo Season 1, and the upcoming Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, who has been attached to the third film for awhile but whose character has remained secret…until today. In an upcoming Empire Magazine story, it’s revealed that Freeman will play Everett Ross, a character that will certainly be familiar to fans of the Black Panther comics. In the movie, he is part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre in the upcoming Marvel film, and works, as you can see, alongside Emily VanCamp‘s Agent 13 – if the uniforms on the men behind them are to be taken literally, they seem to be in Germany.

Of course, fans of Black Panther know Ross as a longtime supporting character in the series, who is a foremost expert on Wakanda, the realm that Black Panther rules over. In future installments, he also has interactions with Panther’s younger sister, but that’s for a sequel many years from now. For now, let’s just be happy that Freeman is playing a decent fella, unlike his character in Fargo.

Here’s the full image of Freeman and VanCamp from the Empire Magazine story:


Here’s the plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War:

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.


Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.


Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.

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