UPDATE: Is a Netflix LUKE CAGE Character In CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR?

Alfre Woodard in "The Last Ship"
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Updated April 6, 2016: According to Screencrush, Alfre Woodard is playing a different role in Captain America: Civil War than her role in this falls Luke Cage. According to the site's unnamed sources, Woodard portrays the grieving mother of an American citizen who died during Avengers: Age of Ultron's Battle of Sokovia. Her character, said to appear in the beginning of the film, will reportedly confront Tony Stark over his part in the tragedy, and influence his decision to back the Sokovia Accords.
 

According to sources, Woodard has a small, but pivotal role in the beginning of the film. She’ll be playing the mother of an American citizen who was killed during the Battle of Sokovia in Age of Ultron. Her character has a confrontation with Tony Stark where she lays both guilt and blame at him for the death of her son. It’s this encounter that convinces Tony to back the Sokovia Accords that would regulate The Avengers and other “enhanced individuals.”

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According to sources, Woodard has a small, but pivotal role in the beginning of the film. She’ll be playing the mother of an American citizen who was killed during the Battle of Sokovia in Age of Ultron. Her character has a confrontation with Tony Stark where she lays both guilt and blame at him for the death of her son. It’s this encounter that convinces Tony to back the Sokovia Accords that would regulate The Avengers and other “enhanced individuals.”

Read More: Here’s Who Alfre Woodard Plays in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ | http://screencrush.com/captain-america-civil-war-alfre-woodard/?trackback=tsmclip

Original Story: In a media alert for the red carpet premiere of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios has listed two new actors as part of the film: Alfre Woodard and Jim Rash.

Woodard was cast as the character Mariah Dilliard in the upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there hasn't been any previous anouncement of the actor's involvement in Civil War.

In comic books, Dilliard takes on the role of Black Mariah, a known drug dealer and gang leader. But Marvel/Netflix only described her as a community leader in Harlem, whose "personal life and professional career are thrown into turmoil by both Harlem's newest hero Luke Cage as well as her cousin Cottonmouth's nefarious acts."

If Woodward does appear in Civil War, she won't necessarily play the same character, though it would be unusual for Marvel to cast the same actor in two different roles within the unified MCU. If it is the same character, this would be the first Netflix-Marvel/feature film-Marvel crossover.

Jim Rash hasn't been announced as working on any Marvel Studios project, but does have a shared history with Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo from their time on NBC's Community. Like Woodward, however, Rash is specifically listed as being "from the film," distinct from a a seperate listing of actors attending the premiere as special guests.

Disney has not yet responded to requests for confirmation as of publication of this story.

The red carpet premiere is scheduled for April 13 in Los Angeles.

The complete list of Civil War actors listed to be attending the premiere are: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, Alfre Woodard, and Jim Rush. They are joined by Anthony and Joe Russo (directors), Kevin Feige (producer), Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore, Stan Lee (executive producers), Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (screenwriters).

Other actors, screenwriters and directors listed to be walking the red carpet for this event are: Clark Gregg, Jon Voight, Shane Black, David Callaham, Joe Robert Cole, Kerry Condon, John Daley, David Dastmalchian, Scott Derrickson, Nathan Fillion, Jon Goldstein, Maximiliano Hernandez, Craig Kyle, Dan Lebental, Meg LeFauve, Brian Lynch, Tim Miller, Drew Pearce, Eric Pearson, Nicole Perlman, Sabrina Plisco, Peyton Reed, Alan Silvestri, Ty Simpkins, Wyatt Smith, Jon Spaihts, Ray Stevenson, Shaun Toub, Chris Yost, Fernanda Andrade, Chloe Bennet, Nick Blood, Mike Colter, Brett Dalton, Chris Dingess, Elden Henson, Luke Mitchell, Ming-Na Wen, Deborah Ann Woll.

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to open in theaters May 6.

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