‘Sherlock’ Star Martin Freeman Lands Role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming right here in Atlanta.

Marvel announced that the talented actor has joined the cast of the upcoming film that pits Captain America against Iron Man. No details about his specific role were released, however, leaving plenty of room open for speculation.

“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 in a statement. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Freeman’s Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch will also be joining the Marcel cinematic universe as Doctor Strange.Doctor Strange will hit theaters on November 4, 2016, after the next installment of Captain America.

Captain America: Civil War heads to theaters May 6, 2016.

Which Marvel character do you think Freeman will play? Let us know your guesses in the comments below and be sure to check out our Atlanta Weekly Filming Roundup to learn where Captain America: Civil War has been shooting in the state!

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