Alfre Woodard


The Creator

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 11 Recap: The Creator

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Luke Cage season two episode – The Creator. . . . . . This episode starts with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) at the scene of the Gwen’s massacre and Luke is angry, thinks he should’ve just let Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) burn that […]

For Pete's Sake

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: For Pete’s Sake

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Luke Cage season two episode – For Pete’s Sake. . . . . . The episode starts and it looks like it might be in a bottle. A bottle episode is a TV term where the whole story takes place on existing sets with mostly the series regulars. […]


I Get Physical

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: I Get Physical

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Luke Cage season two episode – I Get Physical. . . . . . The episode starts with D.W. Griffith (Jeremiah Craft) tracking down Luke Cage (Mike Colter) just as John “Bushmaster” McIver (Mustafa Shakir) sucker punches him on the street. The two men fight and seem evenly […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1: It’s Even Better the Second Time Around

To prepare for the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage season 2 tomorrow, I sat down and re-watched the full first season and wrote up recaps and reviews of each episode. I’ve pulled them all together here along with my thoughts on the series and how those thoughts changed after a second viewing. *** Spoilers for […]

Soliloquy of Chaos

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 12 Recap: Soliloquy of Chaos

This article contains spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 12, ‘Soliloquy of Chaos’. . . . . . This episode starts with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) being put into shackles and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) approaching him. Because they’re surrounded by cops, she talks to him like a suspect but tells him that […]

Manifest

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Manifest

This article contains spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 7, ‘Manifest’. . . . . . The episode starts with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) rolling up on a gun sale. The thugs run off and leave the guns when they see him. But one of them tells him that Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) […]

Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?

This article has spoilers for the Marvel’s Luke Cage season 1, episode 3, ‘Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?’. . . . . . We open with a teaser. Thugs running out of the Crispus Attucks building, a couch flying out of the second-story window, gunshots, and then Luke Cage (Mike Colter) walking out with his […]

Moment of Truth

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Moment of Truth

With the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage set to premiere on June 22nd, and since we didn’t do an episode-by-episode review of the first season when it ran, I figured this would be a good time to re-watch the series and do recaps and reviews so folks who don’t have time can do a […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2: Catching Up with Mariah Dillard

Marvel’s Luke Cage season one has quite a few different villains including Cornell ‘Cottonmouth’ Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and Willis ‘Diamondback’ Stryker (Erik LaRay Harvey), but the two that got away in the end were Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez (Theo Rossi). When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) first got out of prison in […]

Luke Cage Season 2 Teaser: This June, It’s Bionic Arm Clobberin’ Time!

There are two clear and distinct messages Netflix wants to get across to viewers about Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in the streaming service’s date announcement teaser for Marvel’s Luke Cage season 2. In fact, let’s leave it to Cage himself to make the point: “You can’t burn me, you can’t blast me, and you definitely can’t break […]

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard to Recur on Fox’s Empire

Empire is adding Emmy-award winning actress Alfre Woodard in the recurring role of Renee when the series returns to the air next month. Renee is the mother of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and she is coming back for a turbulent reunion on the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong musical drama that centers on the founding […]

Alfre Woodard Wants To Be Sandwiched Between Chris Evans And Chris Hemsworth

Ask Marvel has returned and is focused on the women in Luke Cage’s life. Below are quick segments with Simone Missick who plays Misty Knight and Alfre Woodard who plays Mariah Dillard. Simone’s answers are pretty straight forward and entertaining… but Alfre’s are a little more out there talking about collecting lobster shells, how super […]

Luke Cage Villain Revealed In Story Breakdown

The character Willis Stryker, aka Diamondback, will appear as a villain opposite star Mike Colter in the first season of Netflix‘s Luke Cage series according to Heroic Hollywood. Anonymous sources provided the website a story breakdown which states: “Luke Cage is a former gang member who is framed for a crime. In prison, he volunteers […]

Alfre Woodard In Talks To Join Marvel’s Luke Cage

With Jessica Jones nearing the end of production and Daredevil season 2 rolling along, you’d expect we’d start hearing more about casting for Marvel’s Luke Cage… and we have. Reports are that Alfre Woodard is in negotiations to play Minetta, a powerful local politician who will have a big impact on Cage’s life. But Deadline […]