Martin Freeman is Making his Return to the MCU in ‘Black Panther’

Martin Freeman was caught on camera on the set of Marvel’s Black Panther in Atlanta over the weekend, confirming rumors that he will reprise his role as Everett Ross, whose first appearance was in Captain America: Civil War.

Also caught on camera were the film’s star Chadwick Boseman, as well as Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, who are playing members of the Dora Milaje, personal bodyguards to the Wakandan king, according to Just Jared.

In Civil War, Martin Freeman was introduced to the MCU as Everett Ross, the Deputy Task Force Commander of the Joint Terrorist Centre. He is a recurring character in the original comic book series and serves as an ally both to Black Panther (a.k.a. T’Challa) and the United States. Freeman’s appearance in the upcoming film is no surprise then, and while any details regarding the plot are unknown, tie-ins with the end of Captain America: Civil War can definitely be expected.

Although the photos don’t seem to show the actors filming at the time, they are said to have been preparing for a scene involving a meeting with the United Nations, perhaps tying into the fact that Black Panther is harboring unwanted criminals in Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

The synopsis of Black Panther gives very little away:

T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, and the cast listed above will be joined by Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba among many others. Andy Serkis and Stan Lee are also rumored to appear, the former returning to his role as Ulysses Klaue from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Black Panther is set for release on February 16th, 2018.

Emma Nicholson
Emma Nicholson
A UK based film nut who got lost on the way home from a Product Design degree in Wales and leapt into postgrad study of the media industries in London. Obsessed with road cycling, Sherlock Holmes (the books too), neo-noir, historical epics and bored of formulaic spectacle. Still waiting for a Hogwarts letter...