Collider did extensive profiles of all of the Black Panther characters this includes of course Martin’s Everett K. Ross:
- Though he was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Martin Freeman‘s CIA agent Everett Ross gets to play on a bigger stage in Black Panther.
- Don’t expect Ross to be a bumbling bureaucrat; he’s a very capable agent who specializes in diplomacy between some of the most powerful entities in the world. That doesn’t mean he might not have a sense of humor to him, but Ross isn’t there for comic relief.
- Ross is also not afraid to, or incapable of holding his own in a scrap. Expect to see him right alongside the superheroes when the action ramps up.
- Ross finds himself in an interesting position in Wakanda on two fronts: He’s used to dealing with superheroes, so he’s more exasperated by the Wakandans’ distrustful nature than dumbfounded by their technology. He’s also caught between his loyalties to the C.I.A. and his respect for the isolated and protected civilization.
- When it comes to Ulysses Klaue, Ross aims to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. If he keeps tabs on Klaue, he has access to information from all over the world while also knowing just where things are about to heat up.
- Expect Ross and T’Challa to spend a fair amount of time sizing each other up to see just how much they can trust each other.
Between scenes in the play Labour of Love you were able to see some clips from current (to the moment in the play) events regarding politics and also bits of Martin as David Lyons during campaigns or making speeches. Today someone shared on instagram a photo of the bts of one of those clips. Click on the photo to view it in full size in the album.
ExtraTV published an interview with Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) and Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) where you can see Martin in some other very short bts shots. Check out the video here.
Marvel Studios has released a new featurette: Wakanda Revealed in which several cast members speak about Wakanda and Black Panther. Martin of course, is one of them. Watch the video here. You can see parts of the trailer too. Here’s the very short bit from Martin’s interview which we assume is part of a much larger one and we might probably see more as the release date approaches.
The waiting is *almost* over as Screen Daily has announced the release date for Cargo. We should set our countdown now for JUNE 8, 2018. Mind that the date has not been officially confirmed by Netflix. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Martin’s short “The Dog with the woman” in which he voices the dog Charlie has been voted in the Top Ten Audience Award in the British Shorts Film Festival held between January 11 through 17. Congratulations!
It has been announced that Martin will be attending the Black Panther Premiere in London. The event will be held at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London next February 8th at around 5pm. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letita Wright and Andy Serkis will also be attending.
Maybe that’s the reason he got his new bespoke suit? We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll be posting photos of the event in case some are published.