Whilst details concerning Captain America: Civil War are being guarded under lock and key by a immovable team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (or are they HYDRA still? I can’t keep up), careful secret spilling extraordinaire, Martin Freeman recently gave some details to BadTaste.it (see the video above) concerning his part in the impending feud between America’s greatest hero and it’s most eccentric one. By the sounds of things the Sherlock and Hobbit star won’t be going with his usual mild-mannered soul in a massive situation, but will in fact be overseeing the whole thing as a rather shifty government bod.
“He works for the American government.” See, told you. “He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes’ power, I suppose. So you’re not quite sure which side he’s on. It looks a little bit like he’s playing one game when actually he’s playing another. It’s the kind of character I like because it’s ambiguous and because you don’t know whether he’s good or bad. I like that area that isn’t black or white, I like the grays, because I think there’s just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.”
In truth, the way the story will go isn’t obvious at all. Based on Mark Millar’s comic book run of the same name, Civil War saw the government install a Superhero Registration Act, forcing those in costumes to go on file. This draws a line between Tony Stark (who is for the act – unthinkable) and Captain America (who is against), kicking off an intense divide in the Marvel universe that won’t simply be settled with a quiet sit down over tea and biscuits.
The film is being directed by The Russo Brothers, with Chris Evans reprising his role as as Cap, this time joined in his solo gig by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. They’ll also be gaining support from the likes of Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (you should see that by the way) and Don Cheadle as Jimmy Rhodes aka War Machine.
Also adding to the mix is Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier as well as debut appearances from Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Holland as everyone’s all-new neighbourhood Spider-Man. Coincidentally, the recently appointed wall-crawler was seen in a snap with Jon Bernthal who we know has been cast as The Punisher in the next season of Daredevil, so it’ll be interesting to see if he makes a surprise appearance as well. There currently has yet to be any confirmation on whether a kitchen sink will turn up, as at this point it might as well have. As for this earth-shattering event between supers, you’ll be able to see that when Civil War breaks out on screens April 29, 2016 in the U.K. and May 6 in the U.S.