The addition of two new stars may mean a Marvel Netflix series crossover
As Captain America: Civil War prepares for its Hollywood premiere next Tuesday, April 12, Walt Disney Pictures has revealed that two additional actors are part of the film’s cast. Both Jim Rash (Community, The Way, Way Back) and Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives, True Blood) are listed on the studio’s premiere announcement. While there are no details yet available as to the extent of their respective roles, the addition of Woodard is of particular interest to fans of the Marvel Netflix series. After all, it was revealed last year that Woodard will be playing Mariah Dillard on the upcoming Marvel Netflix series, Luke Cage.
Dillard, a local Harlem politician (and cousin to Mahershala Ali’s Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes) is, in Luke Cage, looking to bring a new era of change to the streets she grew up on. Her personal life and professional career are thrown into turmoil by both Harlem’s newest hero Luke Cage as well as her cousin’s nefarious acts. Then again, Woodard may be playing a different character altogether in Civil War and we’ll have to wait a bit longer before we see more back and forth between the movies and the Marvel Netflix shows.
As for who Jim Rash might be playing, only time will tell. Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are Community veterans, though, and previously cast star Danny Pudi for a quick but memorable role as a SHIELD agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Civil War is set to feature the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, this time joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine. Sebastian Stan will also be back as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, and Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man.
What do you make of these two additions to the Civil War cast? How do you feel about a potential Marvel Netflix series crossover? Let us know in the comments below!
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