Juicy tidbits have arrived concerning Captain America: Civil War , which is less than three months away from hitting theaters.
Empire Magazine has revealed a first look and the details about Martin Freeman’s (who we all know and love from Sherlock and The Hobbit) role in the Captain America threequel. The beloved actor will be playing Everett Ross, who “is traditionally the US government’s man in Wakanda.” Everett will tie into Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman), who is expected to have a prominent role in Civil War.
Empire also speculates that Everett’s connection to Black Panther means the character will have a “broader role” in the Black Panther standalone movie which is slated to hit theaters July 2018.
Here’s our first look at Martin Freeman’s Everett as he stands by Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp):
Joe and Anthony Russo, the film’s directing duo, say that Captain America’s return to Germany will bring him “full circle.”
Empire’s Captain America feature also offered up interesting comments from the Russos about what to expect by the end of Civil War:
“The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier],” they said. “In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift. [There will be a] very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people.”
Dramatic ending? Controversial for a lot of people? Uh-oh. Get those Tumblr reaction posts ready!
Finally, one last treat from Empire: Here’s our first look at Crossbones played by Frank Grillo. “Crossbones is the superhero incarnation of Brock Rumlow. Part of a sleeper cell lurking within SHIELD in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he’s now officially up, showered, breakfasted and is ready to unleash hell on Cap and co.,” the magazine writes.
Captain America: Civil War “finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity,” says a synopsis from Disney. “But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.”