ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

In the comic books Luke Cage, the villain Cottonmouth is known as a drug lord who uses drugs to bring Luke Cage down and frame him, using his real name, Carl Lucas.

Not to be confused with the other Cottonmouth from the Marvel Universe (the one who dresses up snake-like and is part of the Serpent Society), this Cottnomouth has appeared on and off in such storylines as "Shadowland" and "Spider-Island."

Marvel's Luke Cage has just casted phenomenal actor Mahershala Ali, who you might recognize from the two-parter Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The 4400, and Alphas.

As the Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb puts it:

"Mahershala is an actor of extraordinary range and gravitas. As Cottonmouth he will really let loose. Luke Cage won’t know what hit him."

I suppose we will have to patiently wait for 2016 for Marvel's Luke Cage to finally arrive. But it will be worth it to see Ali as the sleazy club owner in Harlem with incredibly malicious intentions.

[Source: Comicbook]


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