Martin Freeman first appeared as CIA Agent Everett Ross in the movie Captain America: Civil War. He has since made appearances in various Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) projects, including the new Disney+ series Secret Invasion. However, it seems that the way the character has been treated in the MCU might result in his departure, as suggested by Freeman’s recent statement.
Martin Freeman has played various characters in his career, some significant and others minor, but his role as Everett Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be on uncertain ground. In a recent interview with Collider, Freeman hinted that Ross may not have a major role in the future of the franchise. This news may come as a disappointment to fans who have grown attached to the character. Spoilers for the Secret Invasion finale are also discussed in the article.
Martin Freeman first appeared as Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War and went on to play an important role in Black Panther. Although his part in the sequel was not as prominent, it did include a significant plot twist. In Secret Invasion, it was revealed that Ross had been abducted by the Skrull Gravik and his team. The length of his captivity as a Skrull remains unknown, leading to speculation among fans. However, Freeman’s recent comments in an interview with Collider have caused concern about his future in the MCU. He expressed uncertainty about his role, stating that he assumes he does not have a long-term future in the franchise, given that he is not one of the main characters. He sees himself as a substitute who can be called upon for small parts when needed.
The English actor, Martin Freeman, suggested that his future in the entertainment industry is uncertain as he considers himself a “little substitute” and not among the top players. Although he is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically in Secret Invasion, where he plays Everett Ross, Freeman does not assume that he has a prominent role in the franchise, but he would appreciate it if it happens. After the Secret Invasion finale, which did not clarify how long his character was a Skrull, Freeman doesn’t agree that he had been one for an extended time. Unlike Rhodey, aka War Machine, who was abducted after Captain America 3 and revealed to be a Skrull, Freeman thinks that his situation is different. He also shared his thoughts on the “odd” script elements of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.
In the Secret Invasion finale, it was revealed that Everett Ross was actually a Skrull. However, Martin Freeman, who portrayed Ross, does not believe that his character was a Skrull the whole time and prefers to play him as an organic human with integrity. The exact time when Ross was replaced by a Skrull is unclear, but it is unlikely that his connection with Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in Black Panther 2 will lead to him becoming a major character in future MCU projects like Thunderbolts.
While Marvel’s Secret Invasion started strong, it received massive backlash after its disappointing finale. Fans are now eagerly waiting for Loki Season 2, which is set to premiere on October 6, 2023, on Disney+. The trailer for the upcoming series starring Tom Hiddleston has created a lot of excitement among fans who are hoping for a better experience than the latest Samuel L. Jackson-led series. All episodes of Secret Invasion can also be streamed on Disney+.