Every since Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman was confirmed to star in Marvel’s first Phase 3 film Captain America: Civil War, everyone started to gossip about which character he’d portray. Hints have finally been spilled and we’ve got the lowdown here!
Chatting to Bad Taste, Freeman dropped a few hints on what we could expect come 2016.
“He works for the American government,” says Freeman. “He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes’ power, I suppose. So you’re not quite sure which side he’s on. It looks a little bit like he’s playing one game when actually he’s playing another.”
“It’s the kind of character I like because it’s ambiguous and because you don’t know whether he’s good or bad. I like that area that isn’t black or white, I like the grays, because I think there’s just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.”
Some rumours have delved deep suggesting Freeman might be portraying Marvel’s Henry Peter Gyrich, the Avengers’ U.S. government liaison, although that has not been officially confirmed. We’ll find out for sure when Captain America takes up his shield against Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man next April.
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