Martin Freeman joins the battle between Captain America and Iron Man in 2016.
The "Hobbit" trilogy star Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role. Freeman joins Chris Evans, who is reprising his role as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman making his first appearance as Black Panther. Spider-Man is also expected to make his first Marvel Studio film appearance.
"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.
'Captain America: Civil War' hits theaters May 6, 2016.