One of Secret invasionThe recurring player of Martin Freeman is none other than Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross. Though he wasn’t as central to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury or Rhodey, Ross has had some superhuman activity. Before you watch Secret Invasion, here’s Everett Ross’ MCU story.
Who is Everett Ross?
Long before Secret Invasion, Everett Ross made his debut in Captain America: Civil War as head of the Joint Counter Terrorist Center. After helping capture Bucky Barnes after he was accused of killing King T’Chaka, Ross confronts Captain America and Falcon after their fight with Black Panther. When Bucky escapes and Helmut Zemo is brought in after he’s revealed to be the mastermind behind it all, Ross taunts the villain.
In Black Panther, Ross now hunts down Ulysses Klaue for the CIA. Ross allies with the Wakandans who are pursuing Klaue for taking Vibranium, and ends up interrogating Klaue himself. When Erik Killmonger frees Klaue, Ross puts off a bullet for Nakia, but is healed by Shuri in Wakanda. Ross reveals Killmonger’s military backstory and accompanies the team in recruiting M’Baku. He then pilots a Royal Talon Fighter to defend Wakanda against the villain. Ross is present when Wakanda opens up to the United Nations.
Everett Ross next appears in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where he provides Okoye and Shuri with information about Riri Williams/Ironheart. He updates Queen Ramonda on Shuri’s disappearance, then learns that the President of the United States is trying to destabilize Wakanda. After infiltrating the NSA to ensure the government can’t replicate Williams’ vibranium detector, Ross is arrested by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine – Director of the CIA and his ex-wife – for leaking information to the Wakandans. Before he can be imprisoned, Ross is freed by Okoye, resulting in his state of freedom from Secret Invasion.
In the first episode of Secret Invasion, we learn that whoever we thought was Ross in the opening scene was actually a Skrull. It is currently unknown if the real Everett Ross will appear in future episodes.
Who is Martin Freeman?
Martin Freeman is an acclaimed English actor who has appeared in everything from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Hot Fuzz. His most famous roles include Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy, Tim Canterbury in The Office and Dr. John Watson in the BBC series Sherlock, in which he starred opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.