Marvel's LUKE CAGE Adds Mahershala Ali As Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes

Marvel's third Netflix series Luke Cage has found one of its villains in House Of Cards & Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor Mahershala Ali. He'll join the series as Cottonmouth and prove to be a real thorn in Power Man's unbreakable side. Come check it out!


Marvel's Luke Cage has added another villain to make trouble for Mike Colter's Power Man when his series premieres on Netflix next year. 

Earlier today, the studio announced that the show has added Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: MockingjayHouse Of Cards) as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. This iteration of the character is described as a Harlem nightclub owner, who will become an unexpected foe in Cage's life after his criminal ongoings begin to threaten Luke's world.

Ali joins a cast that already features Colter (Jessica Jones) as the titular hero, Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) as Misty Knight, Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave) as Black Mariah, Theo Rossi (Sons Of Anarchy) as Shades, and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple. Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray Donovan) is serving as showrunner/executive producer and will also write the series' first two episodes.

What do you guys think about Ali's casting? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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