WARNING!!! Possible Spoilers and Plot Details from Captain America: Civil War below...
It was recently rumored that Martin Freeman, confirmed by Marvel to be appearing in a mystery role in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), would be portraying Everett Ross on the big screen. Everett Ross was the US ambassador to Wakanda in the comics, so it was presumed he would be involved with Black Panther. However, new rumors suggest he's taking on another role, and this time it seems he'll be dealing with Ulysses Klaw instead of T'Challa.
New sources are claiming that instead of playing Everett Ross, Freeman will actually play the British Prime Minister Edward Chase in next year's Civil War movie. Why is this significant? As it turns out, he may play a big part in opposing The Avengers and moving forward the Superhero Registration Act.
If you know anything about the official plot of Civil War, it's probably come from the official synopsis released by Marvel. In it, it is stated that "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." This incident that prompts international governments to go against the Avengers reportedly involves British soldiers, which obviously concerns the British Prime Minister. It seems Chase will be one of the major figureheads of the movement to control super-powered individuals, and this will put him at odds with Captain America and his sect of superheroes.
So where does Ulysses Klaw come into all of this? Well, as it turns out, Civil War may not be the first time we've heard of the British Prime Minister in the MCU.
When Ulysses Klaw was featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he was shown arguing on the phone with someone. He precedes to threaten this person by saying he'll launch missiles at them, and hangs up the phone. He then switches lines and says "Now, Minister, where were we?" This could show that he and Chase are organizing a deal to sell Vibranium to Britain, something any country would desperately seek out. If this is true and Klaw really is working with the British government, this could also affect the side Black Panther chooses (if he does choose a side in this movie).
What do you think of Martin Freeman's role in Civil War? Would it be cool to see him as Edward Chase, or would you like to see him in another role? Feel free to let me know in the comments below, and whether you agree that he might be working with Klaw.