Not This Time: Martin Freeman Will Not Play A Superhero In Captain America: Civil War

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The big news from Tuesday was the addition of Martin Freeman to the ever-growing cast of Captain America: Civil War. As there was no word on who his character is, the fandom started speculating and came up with theories. Mine was that he will play a civilian or human, however you want to put it.

My friends, it is my pleasure to tell you that I was right.

Mark Millar, writer of the Civil War comic and creator of Kick-Ass told Radio Times that he knows who Freeman is playing, and it’s not a superhero.

“I know who he’s playing in the film, but I guess it’s still a secret. The character is not a super-person, it’s somebody who’s… well, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but he’s not going to be in costume”, Millar said.

Sorry to those who were hoping to see him in costume, and especially sorry to those who, for some weird reason, were hoping to see him as Spider-Man. Ok, you know what, I’m going to stop for a minute to talk about that: Martin Freeman as Spider-Man? How did you come up with that?! Kevin Feige already said they are going for high-school Peter Parker, I highly doubt Martin could play that.

On the other hand, there were some people who thought he could play the Red skull, which would have been absolutely amazing. Sadly, that’s not going to happen either.

“The character is not a super-person, it’s somebody who’s… well, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but he’s not going to be in costume. Once you get to see it, it’s so obvious. All I’ll say ism he’s not the Red Skull”, Millar shared.

Who is he, then?

Latino Review reports he is playing “some sort of interrogator” and will be back in Black Panther. According to them, Marvel is taking the comic book character Everett Ross, a US Government agent assigned to Wakanda (Black Panther’s country) who becomes a sort of Wakandan expert. They point out that “interrogator” does not equal “torturer”, so he will most likely be a character that won’t make us hate him.

That’s a good theory and I will take it, especially because we are having Black Panther’s debut in Civil War, so it will be a good link to his solo movie.

Don’t fret: Civil War has already started shooting, so it won’t be long until we have more details on Martin’s character.

Captain America: Civil War will open on May 6, 2016.

Adrienne Tyler

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