Remember last year when we heard Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins, Dr. John Watson — that Martin Freeman) had been cast in Captain America: Civil War? There was much speculation on which comic book character he would be playing, what his super-suit would look like, what powers he would have, the works; however, when Martin revealed his super-suit to be an actual suit and tie the whole thing became clear: He would be portraying Everett Ross, a US government agent.
Now it appears that #MartinFreeman will be back for the upcoming Marvel movie #BlackPanther, starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero. Freeman was spotted filming in Atlanta, Georgia with Boseman and Danai Gurira (whom you might recognize from her kick-ass role as Michonne on The Walking Dead):
Introduced to the #MCU in Civl War, Freeman's character, Everett Ross, is the Deputy Task Force Commander for the Joint Counter Terrorist Center with the US government. Being on the side of the government, he supports the regulations on super-powered folks, otherwise known as the Sokovia Accords.
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It's unsurprising that Ross will be surfacing again in Black Panther, given that the comic book character is most closely tied to the chief of Wakanda. Just Jared revealed that the photos above were taken while the cast were filming a UN meeting. Since Black Panther will take place after Civil War, it could be that we'll see a similar beginning to Ross and T'Challa's friendship to that in the comics. In the books Ross is assigned to escort T'Challa while he's on US soil, so we might see this same dynamic play out on the big screen.
Black Panther will be also starring Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Forest Whitaker, Florence Kasumba (Ayo), and Daniel Kaluuya (W'Kabi). The movie is scheduled for release on February 16, 2018.
What role do you think Everett Ross will play in Black Panther?
(Source: Just Jared)