Martin Freeman’s role in Captain America: Civil War has been kept closely under wraps since the announcement, but Empire have finally let the cat out of the bag in their newest issue. Say hello to Everett Ross, the United States’ main representative in Wakanda and part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre.
Evertt K.Ross is primarily a supporting character in the Black Panther Marvel comics and first appeared in Ka-Zar Vol. 4, #17. Ross then went on to be a major character in Black Panther Vol. 3, #1-32, #34-35, #38-49, #57-58, and #62, he also made a guest appearance in The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1, #387.
In the Black Panther comics, Ross was a U.S. State Department employee whose job was to escort foreign diplomats on American soil, he was then assigned to T’Challa, the Black Panther, who is the ruler of Wakanda. This surely links Freeman to role in the standalone Black Panther movie.
The still shows Freeman’s Ross and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter, Steve Roger’s former neighbour, with a German SWAT team behind them. According to Empire, “Co-director Joe Russo is promising that the return to Germany will bring Chris Evans’ Rogers “full circle”, sending him back to where it all began in a way that will no doubt be emotionally challenging for Cap.”
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Captain America: Civil War lands in cinemas May 6, 2016.