The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Oscar nominated and Emmy winning actress Alfre Woodard has been cast in an important role in the upcoming Marvel and Netflix series Luke Cage opposite Mike Colter.
She is said to play a character named Minetta, who is a powerful woman that will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life. This Minetta is speculated to possibly be a marvel villain named Black Mariah. Black Mariah is an enemy of Luke Cage and of Iron Fist known in the comics to be a powerful criminal and drug dealer.
Alfre Woodard is mostly known for her performance in the ABC Series State of Affairs as well as most recently in TNT’s The Last Ship.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter