Earlier this year, Marvel announced that Martin Freeman would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and be making his debut in Captain America: Civil War. Marvel did not formally announce who he would be playing but rumors swirled that he could be either Everett Ross or Edward Chase.
Freeman has not spoken publicly about the role until now and revealed some new clues as to who he could be playing.
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.
With him confirming working for the American government, that takes the previous rumor of English Prime Minister Edward Chase out of the realm of possibility. Ross still remains a very good option but another possibility would be Henry Gyrich. In the comics, Gyrich has been part of the National Security Council and Commission on Superhuman Activities. He has also been closely tied to the Avengers, Baron Zemo, and Black Panther throughout his comic history.
With Civil War over halfway through production, we should get more details on his character
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.