Luke Cage Casts Alfre Woodard In A Leading Role

Marvel has cast Alfre Woodard for a major role in Netflix’s Luke Cage series.

Woodard will play Minetta, a powerful local politician who carries a big role in Luke Cage’s life. However, Deadline is reporting that Woodard’s “Minetta” could actually be a cover for Luke Cage’s main Marvel Comics adversary, Black Mariah. In the comics, Black Mariah was a crime lord and drug dealer.

Woodard will join Mike Colter, who will play Luke Cage in Netflix’s third Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Colter's Cage will first appear in Jessica Jones, which will hit Netflix later this year.

Woodard’s prior credits include State of Affairs, The Last Ship, and Desperate Housewives.

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