'Captain America: Civil War' spoilers: Martin Freeman's character has Wakanda connection; Directors talk brotherhood between Steve and Bucky

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Cast member Martin Freeman poses for photographers as he arrives for the world film premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Cast member Martin Freeman poses for photographers as he arrives for the world film premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" at Leicester Square in central London, December 1, 2014. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

A new report confirms Martin Freeman’s character in “Captain America: Civil War.” The character has a Wakanda connection, which may mean that Freeman may play a big role in the forthcoming “Black Panther” solo movie.

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According to a report by Empire, Freeman will be playing the role of Everett Ross. The report notes that the character has traditionally been a US government officer, who works as a liaison to Wakanda. In the forthcoming movie, however, he will be a part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre (JCTC).

The JCTC will take over the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. The primary role of the organisation will be to monitor the activities of superheroes like Steve (Chris Evans) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Steve will be heading back to Germany, which will remind him of his first few battles with Hydra. Co-director Joe Russo said that Steve going back to Germany will bring Steve “full circle” and the return will be “emotionally challenging” for the superhero.

In another interview with Empire Magazine, the directors talked about how important the brotherhood of Steve and Bucky is in “Captain America: Civil War.” "He and Steve have the emotional connection of brothers – even more so because Bucky was all Steve had growing up," Joe Russo said, Daily Superhero reports.

The director posited out that Bucky was Steve’s protector, but that changed when Steve became a superhero. The director later added that now “it has shifted again.” The director said that Steve is able to reconcile with Bucky’s crimes because of their back story, but other characters in the movie will not be as understanding as Steve.

It is not clear if the Winter Soldier will be a hero or a villain in “Captain America: Civil War,” according to the director. He felt that the people are going to walk out of the theaters debating on this aspect of the movie.