Martin Freeman debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War as Everett Ross, a member of the CIA who hoped to keep tabs on the Avengers and bring Zemo to justice. The actor returns to the MCU with Black Panther, where his character faces off with Ulysses "Klaw" Klaue, who will force him to change his strategies to take the villain down.
ComicBook.com spoke with Freeman during a Black Panther set visit last year.
"He wants him definitely on his radar to do future
The unpredictable nature of a villain like Klaw forces his character to improvise his approach, as opposed to being the one in charge of a situation.
"I just have to contain this. I have to get what information I can," Freeman added. "I want him coming back to me as opposed to what T'Challa wants to do with him. He sees him as a direct threat to his country. Whereas for me, it's interesting, because Klaw keeps me in touch with other bad guys in the world."
Ross proves to be a different type of hero, as he can't use his fists to solve problems. Instead, he has to focus on long-term methods to eradicate evil. The intensity of Serkis as Klaw created quite a few challenges for Ross' approach to an adversary.
"There was no way that, I as Martin, or me as Ross, could top that," Freeman said
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th.