Published On: Mon, Feb 29th, 2016

‘Captain America Civil War’: Martin Freeman role detailed, linked to Black Panther

Hobbit star Martin Freeman may not be a is stranger to blockbuster movie and can add the upcoming Captain America: Civil War to his growing resume. Freeman’s role has been kept quiet.

A new report by Empire details how Freeman will play the government agent Everett Ross. In Marvel’s comics, Ross is a character primarily associated with Black Panther, first appearing in 1998. Black Panther will be making his Marvel universe debut in Civil War, played by Chadwick Boseman.

Captain America Civil War poster face to faceCaptain America: Civil War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.

Also back is Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.

Frank Grillo returns, now taking the role as Crossbones. Daniel Bruhl plays Baron Zemo, a major Cap villain in the comic books.

Despite the large number of characters in the movie, in a recent interview with Disney Twenty-Three magazine, Evans stressed that his character remained at the center. “Even though there are a lot characters, the focus is on Steve [Rogers, AKA Captain America] and his struggle,” he said, via Yahoo Movies. “Especially his struggle with Tony Stark.”

“It’s exciting to see a guy who’s as optimistic and as selfless as Steve be met with letdown, betrayal, frustration, and selfishness,” he continued. “There are events and people in his life that test him–that challenge him and force him to reevaluate who he is and what he wants out of life.”

Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas on May 5, 2016.

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Frank Grillo as Crossbones

Frank Grillo as Crossbones


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