Captain America: Civil War has been filming for a few weeks now and has given us plenty of set photos. The movie boasts an impressive cast and features the return of a few surprising names as well as some new characters.
One of those new characters will be played by Martin Freeman, but who he is playing has not been revealed. When his casting was first announced, Latino-Review reported that he would be an interrogator for the government, they also reported that he would appear in not only Civil War, but also Black Panther. Reports later went on to say he would play Everett Ross, an expert on all things Wakanda.
Latino-Review is now reporting that Freeman could be playing Edward Chase, who is an original character for the film and the Prime Minister of England. LR does not offer much more in terms of concrete details, and even point out that this is a big rumor at this point, but there may have already been an Easter egg for his character in the MCU.
During a phone call in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) says, “Now, Minister, where were we?” The connection and possible partnership between Klaue and Chase could mean that Chase leans more toward the villainous side of the spectrum which will lead to a confrontation with Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) during his solo film.
The MCU is currently without recurring major political players, but we have seen some in the past. The likes of President Ellis (William Sadler) and Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) are the biggest political figures in the MCU but both of their futures are unknown.