Much to the delight of all Marvel fans, recent rumours suggested that Alfre Woodard, who will play Mariah Dillard in Netflix's "Luke Cage," will reprise her role in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) "Captain America: Civil War."
However, it has been confirmed that Woodard's role in the movie will be entirely different and will have nothing to do with the Netflix one.
According to Cinema Blend, the rumours started to surface on the internet when the documentation by Disney for "Civil War" world premiere revealed her name as one of the cast members of the movie.
Contrary to the rumours, Screen Crush reported that Woodard won't be playing Dillard in "Civil War." The website stated that the two roles have no connection at all.
As reported by Cosmic Book News, in "Civil War," Woodard plays the mother of an American citizen who was killed during the Battle of Sokovia in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Enraged, she confronts Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man and blames him for the death of her son.
This encounter eventually convinces Stark to back the Sokovia Accords for regulating the Avengers and other "enhanced individuals."
Since Woodard is already confirmed to play the role of Dillard in "Luke Cage," it was speculated that her role will lead to the crossover between MCU's television series and movie.
The possibility of a future crossover between MCU movie and TV series might not be a distant dream as Samuel L Jackson, who portrayed Director Nick Fury in The Avengers movies, had reprised his role in ABC's "Agents of SHIELD." Also, Clark Gregg, who had a small role in MCU movies as Agent Phil Coulson, is one of the major characters in "SHIELD."
Hence, even though for now, there is no information regarding occurrence of any such crossover, the possibilities are promising. "Captain America: Civil War" is scheduled to release May 6 in North America, while all episodes of "Luke Cage" are set to premiere Sept. 30, 2016 on Netflix.