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Martin Freeman signs on to Marvel’s Civil War in secret role… PLUS more leaked Civil War artwork

May 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Marvel Studios announced earlier this evening that John Watson himself, Martin Freeman has signed on to star in Civil War.

The actor best known as Bilbo Baggins – he’ll always be Arthur Dent to us at FTN – has not been attached to a role yet, so needless to say, we need to know and have already assumed it will be of great importance. Although it may not be…

More as we get it. (scroll down for leaked Iron Man art from Civil War)

Here’s Marvel’s statement:

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

Celebrated for his roles in “Sherlock,” “Fargo,” the “Hobbit” trilogy, and much more, Freeman has earned one Primetime Emmy Award and one BAFTA Award, both for his portrayal of Doctor John Watson in “Sherlock.” Martin has also been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role of Lester Nygaard in “Fargo,” and nominated for a further two Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Awards. Most recently Martin has been seen hosting “SNL” and has filmed Tina Fey’s untitled wartime black comedy.

Following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters and IMAX on May 6, 2016.

In other Civil War news…

We also have some more Civil War leaked art work, this time focusing on Iron Man Mk46 or the Bleeding Edge armour as it’s being called…

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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….