Martin Freeman joins Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’

May 6, 2015

After solving murders in central London with “Sherlock” and walking through Middle Earth in “The Hobbit,” actor Martin Freeman is heading into the Marvel universe, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said on Tuesday (May 5).


Freeman, 43, who played Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” trilogy and won an Emmy for his role as Dr. John Watson alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s crime-solving detective in BBC’s popular “Sherlock” series, is joining the cast of “Captain America: Civil War.”

It is not known yet what role he will play in Marvel Studios’ third installment of “Captain America,” in which Chris Evans will reprise his role as the patriotic superhero and is scheduled for release in May 2016.