Martin Freeman set for 'ambiguous' Captain America role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 July 2015
Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

Hollywood star Martin Freeman has revealed details about his "ambiguous" character in 'Captain America: Civil War'

Martin Freeman's 'Captain America: Civil War' character is "ambiguous".

The 43-year-old actor has revealed details about his role in the upcoming Marvel film - set for release next May - and claimed the audience won't know "whether he's good or bad".

Martin told Bad Taste: "He works for the American government. He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes' power, I suppose. So you're not quite sure which side he's on. It looks a little bit like he's playing one game when actually he's playing another.

"It's the kind of character I like because it's ambiguous and because you don't know whether he's good or bad. I like that area that isn't black or white, I like the grays, because I think there's just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line."

'Captain America: Civil War' picks up where 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off, as Captain America - played by Chris Evans - leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to save the world.

Martin and Chris will be joined in the film - directed by Anthony and Joe Russo - by all the 'Avengers' stars, including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, as well as Marvel's most recent character 'Ant-Man', played by Paul Rudd.

The eagerly-awaited movie will also see the debut of Marvel's new Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland.

Captain America: Civil War

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt
  • UK release: 29 April 2016

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

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