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Martin Freeman Refuses To Acknowledge Everett Ross' Secret Invasion Shift Into A Skrull

Martin Freeman Refuses To Acknowledge Everett Ross' Secret Invasion Shift Into A Skrull

Like some viewers (myself included), finding out Ross was a Skrull at the beginning of “Secret Invasion” wasn’t a welcome surprise to Martin Freeman. He said:

“I don’t wanna play Ross as Skrull. I don’t wanna believe he’s been a Skrull this whole time, so I don’t. That’s not what I’ve played. I’ve believed, all the time, in Ross’s integrity, actually. I really enjoy playing Ross, as a Skrull or otherwise. I’ve enjoyed playing him as an organic human man, so I don’t wanna lose him to Skrulldom. So, no, Ross, for me, is not a Skrull. 

“But I was forewarned before seeing a script and I was like, ‘Huh? What the f***?!’ Because then, you have to retrofit everything you’ve done and everything the audience thinks. As someone said, when Duke Ellington died, ‘If I don’t want to believe it, I just won’t believe it. It’s not true, if I don’t believe it.’ So, I’m just gonna go with my own thing. I’ve played him as a human, so that’s what I believe.”

It has to be frustrating to play a character that you care about and then have him completely turned on his head. Freeman also pointed out that “Secret Invasion” overlaps with the events of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and that he wasn’t playing Ross as a Skrull in that film.

For many MCU actors, all the work they put into their characters over the many years of the franchise might be undone or retconned. It makes absolute sense that some of the actors wouldn’t be happy about that. Martin Freeman may not have a choice if his character is written in a different way now, but I’m glad he said it.

“Secret Invasion” is currently streaming on Disney+.

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