Captain America: Civil War is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2016 – in fact, it will probably become one of the most financially successful movies of all time – and that means a lot of people are currently talking about it.
When people talk, rumours inevitably start. While some of these turn out to be true, some are nothing short of ridiculous and are simply untrue. Remember the rumour about Spider-Man supposedly appearing Avengers: Age of Ultron? Remember the rumour about Iron Man supposedly heading off into space to join the Guardians of the Galaxy? Remember the rumour about Alexander Pierce supposedly being the Red Skull? All totally false.
With those in mind, it’s fair to say that the majority of rumours about Captain America: Civil War are nothing more than that – rumours. Here are ten of the craziest that have done the rounds on the internet since the film was announced (most of which have officially been debunked)…
Who Martin Freeman Might Be Playing
There have been some very crazy rumours about who Martin Freeman might be playing in Captain America: Civil War. While it still isn’t actually confirmed who he is playing, we can say with certainty that he isn’t playing everyone he’s been rumoured to be playing, which means some of the suggestions are ridiculous.
The likelihood is that Freeman will be playing either Henry Gyrich or Everett Ross – two characters from the comic books who could potentially be involved with the Sokovia Accords – but some of the other suggestions have been a little more out there.
People have suggested he could be Edward Chase – the British Prime Minister – based solely on the fact that Ulysses Klaue said the word “Minister” on the telephone in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It has also been wildly suggested that he could play Norman Osborn, M.O.D.O.K. or even a returning Red Skull.