Luke Cage Netflix Series May Have Found Its Villain

Matt McGloin Posted: 08/22/2015 - 23:46 COMMENT


It's being reported that the Marvel Luke Cage Netflix series starring Mike Colter may have found its villain.

Deadline is reporting Alfre Woodward is finalizing a deal to star opposite Colter in what may be a version of the Marvel Comics villain Black Mariah.

Woodward's character in the Luke Cage Netflix series is described as a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage's life, named Minetta.

In the comics, Black Mariah is a villain to both Iron Fist and Luke Cage and a leader of a gang and drug dealer.

Alfre Woodard is known for The Last Ship, State of Affairs, True Blood, Desperate Housewives and St. Elsewhere.

Mike Colter will first be seen as Luke Cage in the Jessica Jones series, which is due out later this year.