The Hobbit and Sherlock star, Martin Freeman, was an intriguingly late addition to the cast of Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios even declined to reveal exactly whom Freeman will be playing in the film.
While Freeman has held on to that secret, he has offered new hints about what his character is doing in Civil War and how he relates to Captain America and the Avengers.
“He works for the American government,” said Freeman. “He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes’ power, I suppose. So you’re not quite sure which side he’s on. It looks a little bit like he’s playing one game when actually he’s playing another. It’s the kind of character I like because it’s ambiguous and because you don’t know whether he’s good or bad. I like that area that isn’t black or white, I like the grays, because I think there’s just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.”
Given that Captain America: Civil War is introducing Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, the early speculation was that Martin will play Everett K. Ross, an envoy from the American government who was introduced during the classic Black Panther run by writer Christopher Priest. While the character that Martin describes sounds darker than Ross’ more comical portrayal in the Marvel Universe, it’s not entirely out of the question.
Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6th, 2016.
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