CBTVB: Mahershala Ali Cast as Luke Cage Villain Cottonmouth | FanboysInc

CBTVB: Mahershala Ali Cast as Luke Cage Villain Cottonmouth

By Muuka Muyumba

Another Hunger Games actor is coming to Marvel’s Defenders series, as Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The 4400) has been cast as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the upcoming Netflix series. Eldon Henson, who plays Foggy Nelson in Daredevil, plays Pollux in the 2nd and 3rd Hunger Games movies while Ali plays Boggs in the Jennifer Lawrence behemoth.

'Marvel's Luke Cage': Cottonmouth to Be

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Ali joins recent cast additions for Luke Cage including Alfre Woodard as a powerful politician who impacts Luke’s life also known as Black Mariah; Theo Rossi as street criminal Shades, aka Alvarez; Simone Missick, who may be playing Marvel comic book character Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson, returns to her role as Claire Temple following appearances in Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Mike Colter star as the titular hero for hire and the series if likely to premiere in late 2016 on Netflix.

Source: Variety