‘Captain America: Civil War’: Martin Freeman’s Role Now Revealed — Marvel Comics Character Ties To Black Panther

Captain America: Civil War has revealed yet another character role to be played by Martin Freeman. It was unknown, but now he’s been announced to portray Everett Ross, according to Empire. Rumors have been going around, and last year, Screen Rant had reported that Heroic Hollywood’s own Umberto Gonzalez speculated that he’ll be portraying an “interrogator.” From that piece, it was also speculated that he’ll be playing Ross.

Last December, Captain America: Civil War movie rumors have been going around that Martin would be playing the next U.S. president, replacing the one played by actor William Sadler in Iron Man 3. There is a quote taken from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige last year regarding Freeman and the two types of actors that will appear in Captain America: Civil War. Some of which are only seen briefly, and the other supporting actors that will have a deeper role. Feige kept things as cryptic as possible, but did reveal that Freeman was in the ” latter category,” according to the Inquisitr.

“He’s under the cloak of secrecy. There are a lot of amazing actors in this movie. Some of them play larger roles than others. And in some cases there are some you will meet ever so briefly in this film and then will be expanded upon in future films. He falls into that latter category.”

He was also said to be returning in the Black Panther solo movie starring Chadwick Boseman. After all, the Everett Ross character in the comics does have his connections to T’challa’s home country of Wakanda.

The comics portray Everett going through a life changing experience when first encountering the Black Panther, as his occupation required him to escort foreign diplomats whilst in the United States. The description of this encounter is rather comedic in nature as he attempting to carpool with T’challa and the rest of his liege in a two-seater, a loss of his pants, and an encounter of Mephisto who later conjured up another pair of pants for the diplomatic escort.

In Captain America: Civil War, it was thought that the events of the Age of Ultron movie in Sokovia had led to tie-ins to Ulysses Klaw with Ultron, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch, who had stolen his stash of Vibranium. This is an element making up Captain America’s shield, and also a known product in the comics making up Black Panther’s mesh suit. Events on the comics entailing an invasion of Wakanda led to Ross’ knowledge of their defenses. The description, according to Marvel Wikia, seems to explain Ross being on the side of Klaw when it came to infiltrating Wakanda.

Last year on Screen Rant, some kind of treachery was implied on the behalf of Everett Ross regarding turning to the “dark side.”

“Ross would be a natural liaison for such a diplomatic issue – but one would expect him to wait and show any darkside treachery in a Black Panther movie (provided it’s not a one-off role for Civil War).”

A recent still at Empire provides a look at Freeman standing with Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter character. If anyone recalls in Captain America: Winter Soldier, she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent monitoring him as a next door neighbor. The photo also shows a German S.W.A.T. team, and it was noted that this area of the world would probably be emotionally challenging for Captain America as it will take him back to where it all started for him. Ross is said to be involved with the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre.


The Captain America: Civil War movie is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The film is slated to be released come May 6. They are also to continue their roles as directors into the two Avengers: Infinity War movies, as well.

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