The Hobbit trilogyâ€™s Bilbo Baggins and Sherlockâ€™s Dr. John Watson â€“ Martin Freeman â€“ is set to make his Â Marvel Cinematic UniverseÂ debut inÂ Captain America: Civil War. We have known this for quite a while now, but what we didnâ€™t know is the name of his character. But now we know that, too!
Empire confirms that the 44-year-old actor is playing Everett Ross in the May 6, 2016 release! No relation to William Hurtâ€™s Thunderbolt Ross, he isÂ a part of an organization named theÂ Joint Counter Terrorist Center.
Haven’t we heard that somewhere before? Of course we have! An initial rumor did suggest that Martin Freeman was playing Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War. However, we came across a number of rumors later indicating that the English actor would be playing other, different characters, so we werenâ€™t 100 percent sure about anything.
In the comic books, Everett Ross first appeared in 1998, and is traditionally a US government stalwart in Wakanda. So, thereâ€™s ample possibility of seeing him play a broader role in the Black Panther standalone movie scheduled for 2018 release. But MCU has theÂ reputation of moving away from characters’ origins. So, we can’t be sure about this, either.
New Captain America: Civil War covers and photos launched!
The magazineâ€™s website has also released two Captain America: Civil War covers and a bunch of photos from the movie that are featured in their latest issue. One of the photos features Chris Evansâ€™ Captain America standing face to face with Robert Downey, Jr.â€™s Iron Man.
OneÂ photo providesÂ our official first look at Frank Grilloâ€™s Crossbones in the suit. Another one offers a new look at Elizabeth Olsenâ€™s Scarlet Witch.
And thereâ€™s one more new photo thatÂ features Martin Freemanâ€™s Everett Ross and Emily VanCam pâ€™s Sharon Carter. In the photo, we see a German SWAT team backing them. Check out the covers and photos below.
Share your thoughts on Martin Freemanâ€™s character and all of these new Captain America: Civil War photos!