So we ran a story earlier today reporting that Alfre Woodard would be in both Luke Cage and Captain America: Civil War (here).
And we speculated that it would be a cool move and indicated that the divide between the MCU’s big screen and small screen might be growing smaller with a directly crossover character.
We knew that Woodard was playing Mariah Dillard, a New York Politician who is rumoured to become Luke Cage’s enemy Black Mariah in the Netflix show and – understandably – we figured she would be the same character in Civil War.
According to Screen Crush she will play a small, different role in the movie.
She will be the a the mother of an American citizen who perished during Ultron’s attempted destruction of Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Through her blaming of Tony Stark and the Avengers, she plays a part in him deciding things must change.
So, the same actress in two pretty major Marvel roles within a few months of each other? It seems it isn’t all as connected as Marvel would lead us to believe…
What do you guys make of this?