Martin Freeman swaps Middle Earth for the MCU as he joins Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is riding high at the UK and US Box offices and word from Marvel is that The Hobbit trilogy star Martin Freeman is the latest actor to join Captain America: Civil War.
It has been announced by Marvel that Freeman has joined the cast in a yet unspecified role.
Speaking about the casting of Freeman, Marvel Studios President 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 honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
Freeman’s casting means that he could meet his Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch who is the MCU’s Doctor Strange.
The casting of Freeman also confirmed that Daniel Brühl will play villain Baron Zemo in the eagerly awaited third instalment which will see Chris Evans’ Captain America go head-to-head with Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
Anticipating the Marvel experience, Brühl said "For the first few days I'll walk around like a little boy, just amazed by the megalomania of it. It's such a huge project."
Captain America: Civil War will also star Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and will introduce Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and hits cinemas on April 29 2016.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR HITS CINEMAS ON APRIL 29 2016