Martin Freeman Reveals Details on Captain America: Civil War Role

Monday, 20 July 2015 - 10:39AM
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Captain America: Civil War
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 10:39AM
Martin Freeman Reveals Details on Captain America: Civil War Role
Martin Freeman's role in Captain America: Civil War is one of the few characters we haven't already seen in the MCU, so naturally speculation has run rampant as to whether he'll play a Marvel Comics character. Unfortunately, we still don't have a straight answer on that, but Freeman has now offered more detail on his mystery role than ever before, including a confirmation that he will be some kind of government agent.



Speaking to badtaste.it (via Screenrant), Freeman said,

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He works for the American government. He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes' power, I suppose. So you're not quite sure which side he's on. It looks a little bit like he's playing one game when actually he's playing another. It's the kind of character I like because it's ambiguous and because you don't know whether he's good or bad. I like that area that isn't black or white, I like the grays, because I think there's just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.
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This description is slightly ambiguous, but as he explicitly specifies that he works for the American government, it's safe to say that he's not playing the British prime minister, as many assumed when he was first cast. It's impossible to know which character he will play, especially since Marvel often plays fast and loose when adapting the comics, but many have noted that either Everett Ross, who ties into Wakanda and the Black Panther mythology, or Henry Peter Gyrich, who is a government liaison to the Avengers, could fit this description. By our estimation, as the character was described as working "in conjunction with the superheroes," as well as for the government, a government liaison seems most likely.

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
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