Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron has opened to a “disappointing” $187 million and a certain subsection of angry fans have forced Joss Whedon off Twitter, it doesn’t mean that the Marvel machine is going to slow down one bit. As production is gearing up to start on Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has announced that Martin Freeman has joined the cast in an unspecified role — could he be the new Spider-Man? The veteran actor is probably best known now for his role as Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit Trilogy, but he’s also recognizable for his roles on the TV series Fargo, Sherlock, and the original British version of The Office. Seriously, Freeman has been so much quality work over the years.
Let the speculation begin on who Freeman will be playing, but now the Marvel Cinematic Universe is home to both Sherlock Holmes and Watson, with Benedict Cumberbatch (it’s not as much fun to type as it is to say aloud) already cast as Doctor Strange. Freeman joins a massive ensemble with Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, and more. Yeesh, that’s a lot of superheroes and Martin Freeman. Captain America: Civil War is set to open May 6th, 2016.