Martin Freeman
Actor Martin Freeman talks about his role in Captain America: Civil WarGetty

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman recently opened up about his mysterious role in Marvel's highly-anticipated superhero flick - Captain America: Civil War.

Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on 6 May 2016Marvel

Talking about his "ambiguous" character in the film, Freeman told BadTaste.it, "He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes power I suppose. So you're not quite sure which side he's on."

"It looks a little bit like he's playing one game when actually he's playing another. It's the kind of character I like because it's ambiguous and because you don't know whether he's good or bad. I like that area that isn't black or white, I like the grays, because I think there's just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line," the actor stated.

According to ComicBookMovie, "credible rumours" suggest that Freeman's character in Captain America: Civil War will be some sort of interrogator and he will also return in the Black Panther movie alongside star Chadwick Boseman. "This unconfirmed detail has led many to believe that the English actor is playing Everett Ross - an American Regent of Wakanda who worked as an adviser alongside government officials and the National Security Agency in the comics," states the website.

Freeman also revealed that he has a small part in Civil War but teased that he might reprise his character in future Marvel movies. "I've done a few days shooting on the Civil War film," he said. "I have 2 more days to go, so it's a relatively small part. Unless they fire me, it's a role that will carry on."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, Captain America: Civil War is set for release on 6 May 2016.