That's right, Martin Freeman will be joining the cast of Russo Brothers-directed film, which begins filming soon. In addition to "The Hobbit" films, you might alo remember him from "Love, Actually," "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy," and recently on TV as Tim in "The Office," Watson in "Sherlock" and Lester Nygaard in the "Fargo" series.
So who's he playing? Marvel hasn't said yet, but we have an idea...
Okay, okay, Martin's a bit out of the high school range to play Marvel's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. But he'd be perfect for Henry Peter Gyrich, a member of extraterrestrial counterintelligence agency S.W.O.R.D and a U.S. government official in the comic book "Civil War" storyline. Sure, Freeman's British, but he does a mean Minnesotan accent on "Fargo," so we have every confidence he can pull of a Coulson-like American suit-type.
Wait -- you know what else this means? With Benedict Cumberbatch helming the "Doctor Strange" movie next year, both Sherlock AND Watson are officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let's hope for a Johnlock reunion, friends.
"Captain America: Civil War" hits theaters May 6, 2016.