Martin Freeman Leaves Middle-Earth for the MCU, Joins Cast of “Captain America: Civil War”

All will succumb to the power of Marvel

Martin Freeman has come a long way from his role as Tim, a salesman of a regional paper supplier in BBC‘s original run of The Office. This week, Marvel announced that the British actor best known for his roles of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy and John Watson in the phenomenal Sherlock will be joining the cast of Captain America: Civil War in an as-yet unknown role.

The newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will join Avengers Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Elizabeth Olsen along with Captain America returners Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, and Sebastian Stan. The film will also feature MCU-newcomers Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Basterds) as supervillain Baron Zemo and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. It’s also rumored that the recently Marvel-acquired Spiderman will make his first appearance in the film.

Captain America: Civil War, in which Iron Man and the Captain himself clash in a post-Ultron United States, will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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