Mahershala Ali Joins “Luke Cage”

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has moved from House of Cards’ political intrigue to comic-book villainy and is now confirmed to play Cottonmouth in the series, MARVEL’S .

Cottonmouth, much like Shades, has been seen in many versions through the decades, most notably as a Serpent Society member with bionic expandable jaws and steel teeth. However, it looks as though the /Marvel version will maintain the subtle aesthetic Daredevil has developed to portray Cottonmouth as a Harlem club owner that sides against Cage. This falls in line with Alfre Woodard’s addition as a powerful local politician instead of an over-the-top drug queenpin.

Ali has appeared in several successful series and films, including The Hunger Games, and HBO’s Treme. He is repped and .

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Lance Boyle | Staff Writer

This news was first reported by Variety.
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