Marvel Studios has announced that Emmy-winning English actor Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in an unknown role.
Producer Kevin Feige had this to say in a statement:
“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. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Celebrated for his roles in “Sherlock,” “Fargo,” the “Hobbit” trilogy, and much more, Freeman has earned one Primetime Emmy® Award and one BAFTA Award, both for his portrayal of Doctor John Watson in “Sherlock.” Martin has also been nominated for a Golden Globe® for his role of Lester Nygaard in “Fargo”, and nominated for a further two Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Awards. Most recently Martin has been seen hosting SNL and has filmed Tina Fey’s untitled wartime black comedy.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo. Stars: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, & Daniel Brühl. Expected to return: Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Rumored: Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ opens in theaters May 6, 2016.