Martin Freeman has just taken his next step toward conquering all factions of fandom. The star of The Hobbit and Sherlock has joined Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role, according to a statement from Marvel.
“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Freeman joins a cast that’s already brimming with heroes and villains from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. as clashing Avengers, the film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Daniel Bruhl, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Chadwick Boseman, making his first appearance as Black Panther. It’s also likely that Civil War will mark the first appearance of the rebooted, MCU-approved Spider-Man.
Despite the extra work load, Sherlock producers confirmed that Civil War will not interfere with Freeman’s schedule on the hit series.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.