“The Hobbit” trilogy star, Martin Freeman has signed on to joined the bandwagon of Marvel’s growing list of cast for “Captain America: Civil War,” the Studios announced on Tuesday.
The team of “super’ actors headed by star-spangled hero portrayed by Chris Evans and Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr.’s., is joined by the British actor.
“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,” Producer Kevin Feige said of Freeman, adding “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Freeman has won one Primetime Emmy Award, and one BAFTA Award, for his portrayal in the movie ‘Sherlock’ as Doctor John Watson. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Lester Nygaard in the movie “Fargo”. Furthermore, he was nominated for additional 2 Emmy Awards and 2 BAFTA Awards. Most recently Martin hosted SNL and has filmed an untitled black wartime comedy of Tina Fey.
Although it is unclear yet the role Freeman will play, but the arena is already filled up with Daniel Bruhl aboard as the villain Baron Zemo with Chadwick Boseman, playing his Marvel debut as the Black Panther. Avengers mainstay members Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson, The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie, Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner and the Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen are also expected to reprised their role in the much awaited Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, set to be shown in theatres on May 6, 2016.
The plot of the third “Captain America” installment, is based on the popular “Civil War” storyline from a 2007 comic book series that pits the Captain against his Avengers teammate, Iron Man as they battle it out against each other.