The bromance between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman simply cannot be broken. As well as dominating our tellies at Christmas with Sherlock, sharing a trip through Middle Earth in The Hobbit Trilogy, now comes the official announcement that Martin Freeman will be only a film away from the soon-to-be Doctor Strange, after signing up for a role in Captain America Civil War.
The news comes straight from the mouths of Marvel who have revealed that the former Bilbo Baggins has joined in a currently unspecified role. Will they get specific? Well, of course not but it’s damn sure not going to be Peter Parker. Words from the House of Ideas are as follows:
“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.”
Celebrated for his roles in “Sherlock,” “Fargo,” the “Hobbit” trilogy, and much more, Freeman has earned one Primetime Emmy® Award and one BAFTA Award, both for his portrayal of Doctor John Watson in “Sherlock.” Martin has also been nominated for a Golden Globe® for his role of Lester Nygaard in “Fargo”, and nominated for a further two Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Awards. Most recently Martin has been seen hosting SNL and has filmed Tina Fey’s untitled wartime black comedy.”
It really is anyone’s guess as to where Freeman will find himself in the looming rift in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could he be a new assistant to Tony Stark? Will Cap find himself an ally in a long distant relative to his old flame Peggy Carter? Is there a chance that for once, on the rarest of occasions mild-mannered Tim from The Office could be on the side of evil for a change? (Steven) Strange(r) things have happened.
What are your thoughts on the matter though? Has this new addition peaked your interest further in Marvel’s next movie chapter? Sound off in the comments below.