English actor, Martin John Christopher Freeman (Martin Freeman) has been added to the cast of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel announced.
Martin Freeman is best known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the UK version of the sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo.
“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.”
“After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America and Iron Man form polarizing factions based on their opinions to the world’s governments passing an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity.”
It stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Brühl.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016.
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