by Justin Cook
Sherlock and Fargo actor Martin Freeman is the newest addition to the already star-studded cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
Freeman’s role is being kept a secret, so very little information is known about who he will be playing.
Recently, the actor finished his work as Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson-directed Hobbit trilogy, with last year’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Also in 2014, Freeman starred on FX’s Fargo and BBC’s Sherlock. He received Emmy nominations for both, but actually won the award for the latter.
The actor’s co-star on Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, will be starring in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film of his own in 2016; Cumberbatch is set to play surgeon/superhero Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange.
In a statement, president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said, “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.”
Civil War will be the third installment in the Captain America series, (following The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans is set to reprise his role as title character for the film, while many other actors from other Marvel films will also be making appearances. As of now, the cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo will make their MCU debuts, with a still-unknown actor as Spider-Man expected to join the cast as well.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, will all be returning for Civil War.
The film will be released into theaters on May 6, 2016.