Captain America: Civil War is going to be the biggest Marvel film yet with characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man and Baron Zemo set to make their MCU debut in the film. With all of these characters making an appearance, it’s easy to forget that actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit trilogy) will have a role in the film as an unknown character. We know nothing about his role in Captain America: Civil War, aside from him working with “certain agencies” (possibly S.H.I.E.L.D.?).
Producer Kevin Feige spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Freeman’s role in the MCU. “He’s under the cloak of secrecy. There are a lot of amazing actors in this movie. Some of them play larger roles than others. And in some cases there are some you will meet ever so briefly in this film and then will be expanded upon in future films. He falls into that latter category.”
More Martin Freeman is always a good thing. With almost every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe having a role in the film, it’s good to see that Freeman won’t be a wasted, one off character.
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.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6th, 2016.