Emmy-award winner Martin Freeman joins the Captain America: Civil War cast, as revealed by Marvel.com earlier today.
Freeman, whose notable roles include Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy and Dr. Watson in the Sherlock series, will be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the 2016 film. “From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” quotes Captain America: Civil War producer Kevin Feige.
Freeman’s role has not been officially disclosed at this point, however speculations currently are abound due to the Spider-man debacle. Fans are also hoping that Freeman gets to be cast as Wong, Doctor Stephen Strange’s aide. Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch has already been pegged to play Dr. Strange, so it’s not hard to see why fans would like to see Freeman become Wong based off the relationships of the characters the two play.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.