Martin Freeman has joined the cast of “Captain America: Civil War,” and there is much buzz about the actor’s role in the film. But he may not have a superhero role.
“The character is not a super-person. It’s somebody who’s, well, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but he’s not going to be in costume,” comic book writer Mark Miller told Radio Times. Miller did not reveal the role Freeman will play as it is still a “secret.” The comic book writer called Freeman "a great actor. He could play anyone -- he could play Hit-Girl.”
Freeman is known for his role in the hit PBS series “Sherlock.” The actor plays Dr. John Watson and has won an award for it. He was also praised for his role of Lester Nygaard in the mini-series “Fargo,” and has been consistently nominated and has won awards for his role in “The Hobbit.”
Meanwhile, Miller also denied the possibility of Freeman playing the villain Red Skull, the website said. Marvel President Kevin Feige made the announcement of Freeman’s inclusion in the film. Feige had said in a Marvel press release they are “excited” to have Freeman on board. Apparently, it is Freeman’s range of acting from drama to comedy that impressed Feige and Marvel.
The filming of “Captain America: Civil War” has already begun. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing the film and Walt Disney Studios will distribute it.
The storyline of the film has been set after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” It will see the formation of two groups of Avengers. Iron Man will head one while Captain America will head the other. The star cast of the film includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd.
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