Alfre Woodard on ‘Luke Cage’

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Alfre Woodard on ‘Luke Cage’.

According to Marvel, which announced a slate of casting news on Wednesday, Claire’s “blossoming friendship” with Luke (played by “The Good Wife’s” Mike Colter) will “have a major impact on both characters’ lives.” “We are thrilled to have Rosario in another one of our television series,” Marvel’s Head of TV and “Luke Cage” Executive Producer Jeph Loeb said in a statement posted on Marvel’s website. “Her performance as Claire Temple in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ was astonishing and we can’t wait to see her shine in ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage.'” “Theo Rossi is a Swiss army knife — no matter what you bring to him, he has a tool for it — and he’s playfully unpredictable,” Executive Producer/sowrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said of his new cast member. “His Shades will be someone you hate to love.” “Ray Donovan” alum Frank Whaley will play NYPD detective Rafael Scarfe. The most recent addition is Mahershala Ali (announced a week ago) who will play Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, an adversary for the title character (to be played by Mike Colter) to battle against.Marvel has officially announced the addition of Alfre Woodard to “Luke Cage’s” cast, revealing her character to be political candidate Mariah Dillard — possibly a nod or a direct adaptation of Luke Cage villain Black Mariah.

The show has assembled a very impressive cast of actors in recent weeks, and now two of them have been spotted on set, giving us a first look at the show’s villains as a result; those are Cottonmouth and Mariah Dillard. First up though is “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” which will introduce the Luke Cage character, when the season debuts November 20 on the streaming platform.

She’s also said to be “looking to bring a new era to the streets she grew up on.” The character’s personal life, as well as her political career, will be thrown into turmoil not only by Harlem’s newest hero, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), but also by Cottonmouth’s big bad despicable acts. After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.

When news got out that Alfre Woodard had been cast on Luke Cage almost a month ago, the story was that she’d be playing a character named Mariah (that was on point), and that she’d be a version of a Marvel Comics villain named Black Mariah, a criminal who’s been an enemy to both our Hero for Hire and Iron Fist (who’s also, as you may know, getting his own Netflix series). And then of course there’s the Gauntlet and the utility belt that she’s wearing around her waist, built by Legacy Effects, that are made out of flexible materials painted to look like metal, so that she can do her action and her stunts and nobody’s going to get hurt.” “In a lot of ways Luthor is more of a stretch than any character you would do in an independent movie, which is normally the place you stretch,” said Eisenberg. “So in that way it was not at all compromised. Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb had this to say about Woodard joining the Netflix comic-book series: “Alfre has an incredible, unique, and intimidating presence on screen that makes her perfect as a leader of the Harlem community. If anything it was the best, most advantageous role I’ve ever been given.” He continued: “It’s because the opportunity to do an interesting character on a movie of that scale is incredibly rare… The character is written by the phenomenal writer [and ‘Argo’ Oscar winner] Chris Terrio. His background is not in comic books so he was coming at it from emotion and story and created this really wonderful character, as enigmatic as he is emotionally honest.” Eisenberg isn’t the only actor talking about “BvS,” as Josh Brolin talked to MTV about his near-miss encounter with the Batman role, a role Ben Affleck scored. “I don’t have that thing, I wish I did,” he said regarding his lack of jealousy regarding roles that passed him by. “It would just be more interesting and more competitive, damn him.

Start a fucking riot.” Instead, Brolin admitted that he’s curious about Affleck’s take. “I’m really curious what he does,” Brolin said. “Beyond curious.” ComicBook.com spotted a report on CNN Philippines noting that new footage from “Civil War” will screen for attendees of the AsiaPop Comicon Manila on Saturday afternoon. Paul Bettany, who returns as Vision in the film, will be in attendance. “I was only there for five weeks of it, but we were all super stoked about it,” said Olsen. “Even though the Ultron robots are so intensely human because of its mind, we’re actually dealing with humans this time through and through.

The former NYPD partner of Misty Knight, Scarfe was of invaluable service in assisting Luke Cage and the other “Heroes for Hire.” “Mahershala is an actor of extraordinary range and gravitas. It’s really fun — it was so hard to shoot, but I think it’s gonna be a really interesting film.” Olsen also revealed that she’s equally eager to see how the film ends. “I’m excited to see how they’re gonna end it.

As Cottonmouth he will really let loose,” says Loeb. “Luke Cage won’t know what hit him.” According to the official series description, Stokes is a Harlem nightclub owner who becomes an unexpected foe in Luke’s life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world. They will join forces in a combined “Defenders” season after each has been introduced with their own first season, which I’d assume will come in 2017 or 2018. I wanna see what the ending shots look like because I wanna know what the ellipses is at the end of the film [laughs].” And the actress also does not yet know if she will be back for the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War.” “Those are things I would like to know too [laughs],” said Olsen. “Those are things I have a group of people with me right now that would like to know too.” In an interview with TV Line, “iZombie” executive producer Rob Thomas spoke about the show’s upcoming sophomore season, including the potential of a romance between Liv and Blaine. “I can say that I have a tough time imagining this murderer of teenagers and Liv getting together,” said Thomas. “Although you watch Jamie Lannister [on ‘Game of Thrones’] and then three seasons later, you find yourself rooting for him.

Just called Cornell Cottonmouth in the comics, the character, created by Len Wein and George Tuska, is not to be confused with Serpent Society member of the same name. The Mariah Dillard on the series sounds like a new take on the comics’ Black Mariah, who made her debut in “Luke Cage, Hero for Hire” #5 back in 1973. And in order to carry out that mission, the rumor posits that Brainiac will create Bizarro. “He is one of the smartest guys, without being obnoxious,” said Cathey. “Sometimes really intelligent people have to be the smartest person in the room — not Robert.

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