Martin Freeman is featured in Black Panther as C.I.A. agent Everett True after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War and now the actor has revealed that Ross will show up in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. It's been rumored that the character could show up in the upcoming Captain Marvel since it was made known that he used to be in the Air Force, which is where Carol Danvers starts her journey into becoming Captain Marvel. There are SPOILERS for Black Panther ahead, read at your own risk.
In a new interview promoting Black Panther, Martin Freeman said that he will be in future MCU projects as Everett Ross. There is a lot of speculation about the Captain Marvel connection since it takes place in the early 90s, which makes sense in Ross' timeline as well for his time in service. However, the mention of his Air Force background may have only been brought up in Black Panther to make it seem realistic when he was remotely flying the ship back on Wakanda.
Martin Freeman could also show up in Infinity War and the still untitled Avengers 4, since we now know that he makes it out of Black Panther alive as shown in the mid-credit scene when T'Challa is making his U.N. announcement about Wakanda no longer being separatists. There's also Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will have a large C.I.A. presence, so it seems logical that Everett Ross could pop up there as well. Freeman has just confirmed that he'll be in future movies, which just has everybody guessing about where he'll pop up next.
Captain Marvel has yet to make any further casting announcements since it was announced that Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and DeWanda Wise had joined the cast. It's very possible that Martin Freeman could show up as Everett Ross in Captain Marvel and then show up in Avengers 4 as well. This is speculation at this point in time, but really anything is possible for Everett Ross' future in the MCU. Freeman was obviously tight-lipped about his future with Marvel, which is completely understandable. He's far from a major player in the movies, but his presence always elevates the scenes that he's in.
While we wait to figure out where Everett Ross pops up next, Black Panther is ripping up the box office and exceeding expectations. The movie is now the biggest opening for the month of February in box office history and has the second highest Thursday preview screening of Marvel Cinematic history. Overenthusiastic fans have tried to sneak in using the ol' 2 people in a trench coat trick and star Michael B. Jordan went to a screening in secret to gauge audience reactions. Hopefully we find out more about Martin Freeman's next role in the MCU sooner rather than later. You can check out the full interview over at Den of Geek.