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Netflix presented a panel on Marvel’s Luke Cage to the Television Critics Association. Luke Cage is the third Marvel TV series for Netflix, to be followed by Iron Fist and the team-up The Defenders. Showrunner Cheo Coker spoke about the show’s influences and tone, but first Alfre Woodard deflected a question about her role in both Captain America: Civil War and Luke Cage. In Civil War, she played a mother who confronts Tony Stark after her son dies in an Avengers battle. She is a lead character on Luke Cage.

“My name is Mariah Dillard,” Woodard said. “I was born and bred in Harlem and I don’t know what you’re talking about Captain America.”  Read More »

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Luke Cage footage 2

On Thursday, Marvel TV took over Comic-Con’s second biggest venue, Ballroom 20, to present their next new Netflix series, Luke Cage starring Mike Colter. Fans were first introduced to the indestructible bartender in last year’s Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll branch out on his own to become the hero of Harlem.

Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb was on hand to moderate the panel, with showrunner Cheo Coker and actors Mike Colter, Mahershala AliAlfre WoodardFrank WhaleyTheo Rossi, and Simone Missick all onstage to tell you why Luke Cage could be your next new favorite show. Below, read a rundown of everything we learned at the Luke Cage Comic-Con panel, including who all the new villains and allies are, and what makes Luke Cage unique in the Marvel universe. (And don’t forget to check out the first Luke Cage teaser trailer and our Luke Cage footage recap if you haven’t already.)

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Alfre Woodard in Captain America Civil War

The release of Captain America: Civil War is just one month away, and that means the star-studded red carpet premiere iseven closer. The cast of the comic book sequel is already massive with a whole slew of The Avengers appearing in the movie and squaring off against each other as they disagree over the Sokovia Accords, which dictates that the superhero team needs some kind of oversight. But believe it or not, two more names have just been added to the roster.

Alfre Woodard and Jim Rash are listed among the cast members of Captain America: Civil War expected to be in attendance for the premiere. It’s the casting of Woodard that had Marvel fans curiosity piqued, because the Oscar-nominated actress was previously cast in a key role in the forthcoming Luke Cage series at Netflix. This seemed to indicate that there might be a more clear bridge between the Marvel TV shows and movies, but sadly, that’s not the case. Find out more about Alfre Woodard in Captain America Civil War below, but beware of minor spoilers. Read More »

Alfre Woodard Luke Cage

Mike Colter (The Good Wife) will be Luke Cage for Netflix and Marvel, with his gig beginning in the new Jessica Jones series that premieres later this year, and continuing into his own show. But Luke Cage won’t be a one man show, of course, and now we know that Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs, True Blood) will play a significant role in the thirteen-episode series. We’ve got some details on the Alfre Woodard Luke Cage deal below.

Update: Marvel has some new official info, which we’ve presented below.

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Annabelle

The creepy doll Annabelle was only a small part of The Conjuring, but she sure made an impression. Enough so that New Line decided to give her her own spinoff.

The new Annabelle trailer picks up around where the old one left off. Following the vicious attack on their home, John (Ward Horton) and Mia (Annabelle Wallis) have pulled themselves back together. However, awful things keep happening. Hit the jump for the new Annabelle trailer.

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12-years-a-slave-header

The new film from director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) is based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and held as a slave for over a decade. In 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Northrup, and we see his horrific journey and what amounts to years of imprisonment as a slave as he is tormented by captors and owners.

The impressive cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, Lupita Nyongo, Scoot McNairy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Garret Dillahunt. The story is wrenching — if Django Unchained played fast and loose with history, this is the film that attempts to tell the story of a slave’s emancipation from more true-to-life details. The trailer has an air of Oscar bait about it, but the emotions it calls up are undeniable. And knowing the way McQueen’s films work, the trailer could be a much more audience-friendly experience than the final film will be. Read More »

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