Marvel has just announced that Martin Freeman has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Capitan America: Civil War. Producer Kevin Feige said “We couldn’t be more honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
No details of his character yet, unsurprisingly, but its tempting to speculate whether Martin will meet his Sherlock and The Hobbit co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, which will follow Civil War in 2016. Civil War will launch Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 6th 2016. Captain America star Chris Evans told MTV that Civil War will “be a set up the real battle” (Infinity War) and there will “be a lot of people” in it.
Civil War will also star Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, , Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as Black Panther. No word on Spider-Man yet.