Bilbo Baggins Joins MARVEL's CIVIL WAR

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Credit: MGM

As Bilbo Baggins he saw five armies wage war in The Hobbit trilogy, but his next war could be even more explosive.

Marvel announced Wednesday that actor Martin Freeman has been cast in an unknown role in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

"From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin's range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us," said Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige. "We couldn't be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for release in theaters May 6, 2016.

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