Luke Cage Alfre Woodard

Marvel's Luke Cage: Alfre Woodard Eyes Pivotal Role in Netflix Series

Marvel’s Luke Cage has tapped an acting superhero to join its ranks.

Alfre Woodard is nearing a deal to play a key role in Netflix’s latest Marvel series, which stars The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter as the titular character.

Per Deadline, which first broke the news, Woodard will co-star as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life and who may or may not be a version of the Marvel villain Black Mariah.

Viewers will get a first look at Colter’s Luke Cage in Netflix’s second Marvel project, Jessica Jones.

Cheo Hodari Coker (NCIS: LA, Southland) will serve as the show’s executive producer and showrunner.

Marvel’s Luke Cage will bow in 2016.

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7 Comments
  1. Tom says:

    It’s just Marvel’s Jessica Jones now no more AKA.

  2. O'yaya says:

    yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!, YES! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! oh please oh please let this be true she is such a wonderful Actress and SO underappreciated! I would love to see her in this also glad they didn’t say she’s playing the mother and she’s actually playing an independent character

  3. Tony Lang says:

    Alright, alright, I’m sold already, stop giving me more awesome reasons to wanna watch it!

  4. Guilherme says:

    Betty Applewhite!

  5. Lizo says:

    Yaaaaaaassssss. Yaaasssssss