May 05, 2015

Martin Freeman Enlists For CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR


Fans of the BBC's spectacular Sherlock series should be fairly ecstatic today, as both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson have now officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  As Bart just pointed out to me on Facebook, they also played in the Tolkien sandbox together as Smaug and Bilbo, so I guess fans of The Hobbit trilogy would be pretty excited too if such fans existed. 

It's old news that Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in Doctor Strange next year, but today Marvel announced that Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War in some unknown capacity.  I don't expect Freeman to have any super powers.  He's got government bureaucrat written all over his face.  I do expect him to play a good guy who's eventually revealed to be a bad guy.  Or perhaps a bad guy who eventually does the right thing and becomes a good guy.  Maybe he'll be a secret robot.  You never can tell when it comes to Marvel.

Expect this to fuel endless amounts of Holmes/Watson/Smaug/Bilbo/Strange/Other Dude slash fic on the Tumblrs.