Captain America: Civil War’s Martin Freeman teases his role in the Marvel franchise

Posted on 21 July 2015
By Khyle Deen
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Captain America: Civil War is currently shooting and thanks to either official announcements or roles portrayed in previous movies, the majority of the roles in the superhero sequel are known, apart from Martin Freeman’s but he has now started to tease fans about his role,

The Hobbit star was cast in the movie back in May, yet nothing official has been revealed regarding his part.

The British actor, who has starred in The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy, has kept relatively quiet himself since he was cast, until now. In an interview with Italian movie website, he’s described his character in the blockbuster, as “ambiguous”.

Italian website posted a video interview with Freeman in which the actor hints at the role he’ll be playing in Captain America: Civil War, dropping clues throughout.

According to Freeman, the movie has him playing an American government employee that is given the responsibility of coordinating with the various superheroes of the world and working with “certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes’ power.” He continued,

“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.”

Shortly after landing his Captain America: Civil War role, rumours and speculation began swirling online, suggestions flew in that he may be playing the Wakanda linked Everett K. Ross or Edward Chase, the Prime Minister of England. However, with this recent description,

Freeman’s role points a little more towards Henry Peter Gyrich, a character that was first introduced to Marvel Comics back in 1977 as a special government liaison to the The Avengers.

Martin Freeman would be a strong match for that character, it wouldn’t take a world of effort for him to look just like his comic book counterpart.

Captain America: Civil War is still in production down in Atlanta, as well as starring Martin Freeman, the Marvel blockbuster sequel stars a cast as strong as the superhero himself, with Chris Evans in the leading role, along with Robert Downey Jr, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, William Hurt and more.

The movie is currently scheduled for release on the 6th of May, 2016