Yesterday, we reported that Martin Freeman has joined Captain America: Civil War, but details regarding his role in the Marvel Phase Three sequel were not revealed. Today we have a new, unconfirmed report that says not only who Martin Freeman is playing in Captain America: Civil War, but what other movie he will return for. The actor is allegedly playing "some sort of interrogator," reportedly the comic book character Everett Ross, who will also be back for Black Panther.
In the comic books, Everett Ross was a U.S. Government agent who becomes assigned to Black Panther's homeland of Wakanda, and eventually becomes an expert on the African nation. Everett Ross also has a connection to Ulysses Klaue in the comics, a character who was established in the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron, played by Andy Serkis. While it hasn't been confirmed if Andy Serkis will return in Captain America: Civil War as Klaue, we do know that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will make his MCU debut in the sequel.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Klaue allows Ultron access to the Wakandan resource vibranium, so it's possible that Everett Ross could be introduced here to handle this diplomatically sensitive problem. Regardless of who Martin Freeman is playing, he joins a cast that also includes Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Daniel Brühl (Baron Zemo), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Anthony Mackie (The Falcon). What do you think about Martin Freeman playing Everett Ross?