‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Sherlock’ star Martin Freeman has become the latest addition to the ever growing cast of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ scoring an unspecified role.

“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 honoured or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ takes places after the events of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron,’ with the collective governments of the world passing 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.

Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the highly anticipated film with Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. reprising their roles as Captain America and Iron Man, respectively. The film marks the first appearance of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Also along for the ride will Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and the new, as-yet-uncast Spider-man.

You can check out two pieces of purported concept art below, courtesy of Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe )

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Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ arrives in Irish cinemas Summer 2016.

  • Joseph McCarthy

    The comic series was pretty far reaching in its scope, I’d be interested to see how they scale it into a (presumably) two hour movie