Marvel Studios announced today that Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War. Love his roles and the acting skills in Sherlock, Fargo and The Hobbit, now he is joining a superhero movie… Brilliant!
“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,” said Captain America: Civil War producer Kevin Feige. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters and IMAX on May 6, 2016.