Regé-Jean Page will have to compete for his newfound heartthrob status with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the Russo brothers’ spy thriller The Gray Man. The Bridgerton breakout star has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix film, which is said to be the most expensive in the streamer’s history. And Netflix is not skimping on the film’s star-studded cast, bringing Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard on board the Gray Man cast as well.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a special effects make-up artist explains some of the techniques used on movies like The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Plus, check out the revival of the Superman radio show from DC FanDome this past weekend, and see how Kevin James screwed up a take on the set of Good Will Hunting. Read More »
Step down, Luke Cage. Your queen is speaking. The newest Luke Cage season 2 trailer shifts away from Harlem’s heroes for once, and gives the spotlight to the far more interesting characters: the villains.
Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) has been a formidable presence since season 1, though her star was outshined by Mahershala Ali‘s Cottonmouth and Erik LaRay Harvey’s Diamondback. But no more. She is here to take her crown as the queen of Harlem — if only a new bulletproof baddie wouldn’t get in the way.
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The first full Luke Cage season 2 trailer is here to get you pumped. Mike Colter returns as the super-strong, bulletproof hero, who this time finds himself up against an enemy who might actually be able to match his strength. Watch the Luke Cage season 2 trailer below.
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Say what you will about the idea of Disney remaking all of their classic animated movies, but at least they’re staffing those remakes with terrific actors. The latest examples? Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) and Captain America: Civil War actor John Kani have signed on for Jon Favreau‘s new version of Disney’s The Lion King. Hit the jump to learn more about The Lion King casting.
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Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Here’s hoping you had the foresight to clear your calendar for this weekend, because in case you’ve forgotten, we’re just a few days away from the highly anticipated premiere of Luke Cage. And if you really did forget, Netflix has one more Luke Cage trailer here today to remind you.
Following the events of Jessica Jones, Luke heads uptown to hide out in Harlem… only to find himself battling a whole new bunch of baddies, like crime boss Cornell Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and politician Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). Fortunately, he has some new friends, too, including Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), who first crossed paths with Luke in Jessica Jones, and Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Oh, and Method Man. Turns out the rapper’s a big fan, in the most endearing scene from the Luke Cage trailer. Check out the latest Luke Cage trailer below. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
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 Ali, Alfre Woodard, Frank Whaley, Theo 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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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 »
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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