Martin Freeman has enlightening journey in Black Panther

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2017
Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman has revealed his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Everett K. Ross goes on an "enlightening journey" in 'Black Panther'

Martin Freeman said his Marvel Cinematic Universe character goes on an "enlightening journey" in 'Black Panther'.

The 46-year-old actor joined the MCU as CIA agent Everett K. Ross in 'Captain America: Civil War' and is set to reprise his role in the new movie about the superhero from the fictional African country of Wakanda, and Freeman said the film is "really good".

In an interview with TORYMAX, Freeman said: "I'm the government guy. I'm the CIA guy called Everett Ross, who was a character in the comics as well, who sort of has an uneasy peace with T'Challa, who is the Black Panther. And my character goes on a strange journey, an enlightening journey to Wakanda, which is the fictional African country. It's really good."

The film follows T'Challla (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to take the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Ross - who was created by Christopher Priest and Kenny Martinez - first appeared in the 'Ka-Zar Vol. 3, #17' back in 1998 and became a major character and ally in the 'Black Panther' comics.

The film sees Boseman returning as the titular role as well as Andy Serkis who will be back as Ulysses Klaue - who first appeared in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o are all set to star in the new movie as well.

Other actors in the movie include Forest Whitaker, who will take on the role of Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda, and 'The Walking Dead' star Danai Gurira, who is to portray Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther's personal bodyguards.

The movie is slated for release in February 2018.

Black Panther

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
  • UK release: 13 February 2018

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and…

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