Any possibility of a Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel television crossover is currently non-existent. However, a new report could be a sign that there's still hope for this yet.
According to Cinema Blend, a character from the upcoming Luke Cage Marvel Netflix series will be making her debut in the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War. That character is Alfre Woodard, who plays Mariah Dillard in Luke Cage.
Apparently, Walt Disney Studios' tip sheet for next week's Civil War's world premiere in Los Angeles cites Alfre Woodard as one of the people in the section titled "From The Film."
While the inclusion of Woodard's character may mean little to nothing at all, what's curious about this listing is that the 63-year-old actress has been seen spending quite some time on the set of Luke Cage as the powerful politician Mariah Dillard based in Harlem, New York.
Disney has not commented on this mysterious bit of info, but if speculations are true, then Dillard could be the first sign of a crossover between the MCU and Marvel TV. In fact, last month, a Marvel producer teased the possibility of a TV and MCU crossover in the future.
I could just imagine Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist rubbing shoulders in a crossover universe. I wonder which villain, or villains, they'll be up against.
While this sounds highly enticing, it's also entirely possible that Woodard won't be appearing as Mariah Dillard. Other actors who had more than one role in the MCU include Laura Haddock and Matt Gerald.
There's still no harm in hoping though. I'm pretty sure most Marvel fans are keeping their fingers crossed right now for this possibility.
At least the wait won't have to be too long.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.