Captain America Civil War casts Hobbit star

Another big name joins the all-star cast for Captain America Civil War

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Captain America Civil War In the wake of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, you’d think people might be suffering from Marvel Cinematic Universe fatigue. Apparently this isn’t the case, as yet another big name – one that might surprise you – has been announced for Captain America: Civil War: none other than Martin Freeman, according to

Having made his name in The Office, before going on to appear in the likes of Sherlock, Fargo and The Hobbit, Freeman’s star is very much on the ascendancy. There’s no word on who he’s playing as yet, but we’re going to predict a villain role – more specifically Dr Faustus. We’ve nothing to back this up, it’s just who we reckon it’ll be. Feel free to pat us on the back if we’re somehow correct.

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Martin Freeman in Fargo as Lester Nygaard

For his part, Marvel chief Kevin Feige spoke highly of Marvel’s latest star: “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… We couldn’t be more honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Freeman joins an already packed cast that includes the returning likes of Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) and Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow), along with MCU veterans Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff), as well as all-new additions Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and Daniel Bruhl (Baron Zemo).

Captain America: Civil War will be released in cinemas in the UK on 29 April 2016. Get all the latest comic book movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.