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Captain America Civil War: Martin Freeman talks returns, Stan Lee picks a side and The Russos act out alternative ending

May 4th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It’s a hard time keeping on top of all the Captain America: Civil War stories that are flying around the Internet right now, but this trifecta of tales hint at a bit of things to come, and show off that there’s just as much fun being had behind the scenes at the MCU as there is on screen.

First things first, let’s talked about just how jam-packed Civil War is with new appearances. Black Panther, Spider-Man, Zemo… all of them are larger than life.

But the character that nobody seems to be talking about right now is Martin Freeman’s MCU debut as Everett Ross: could we have just met Marvel’s new Nick Fury in regards to a character flowing between films?

When speaking to Graham Norton, Freeman opened up about his introduction, and hinted at things to come; “It’s a fairly small role at this stage,” he says, “I think my character will develop a bit more as I enter the Marvel world a bit more which seems to be happening.”

Comic diehards will know Ross as having deep connections with Black Panther – so seeing him return in the character’s first solo film would be rather excellent. But with his connections to the government and military in the MCU, we could see him weaving in and out of quite a few films for some time to come.

Next up in the news, what happens when you have Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans ask you to pick a side in the Team Tony vs Team Cap debate?

Well, as it turns out, if you’re Stan Lee, you take a stand.

Have a look:

Captain America: Civil War – “Stan Lee” Promo by comicbookdotcom

You now know how you can get Stan the Man on your side. Thank you to for giving us the perfect answer to the ultimate Marvel movie question right now.

Finally, weighing in on the big showdown, the directing duo of Joe and Anthony Russo have acted out (with the use of action figures) their “alternative” ending to Civil War.

See it here:

Could this have been the legitimate alternative ending? Oh boy we hope so. That’s one for the DVD.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….