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David Leitch at the Los Angeles premiere of "John Wick" held at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

David Leitch Throws His Hat in the Running to the Direct "Blade" Reboot

The Blade reboot is set to star Mahershala Ali, whose previous MCU stint was the featured season one antagonist on Netflix’s Luke Cage as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes Ali takes over the role from Wesley Snipes, who starred as the vampire anti-hero in Marvel’s first successful film trilogy in 1998, which wasn’t related to the MCU.[caption[...]

Mahershala Ali – Luke Cage's Cottonmouth – is the New Blade

It was an end-of-panel appearance and mention at Marvel's Hall H presentation, for Mahershala Ali to come up on stage and for Kevin Feige to announce that he would be the new Blade in a Marvel Studios reboot of the character.Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan for Marvel Comics in the comic book The[...]

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Mahershala Ali Looking at 'Solitary' Role for Fox Searchlight

That story could be coming to cinemas soon, with Mahershala Ali voicing interest in the lead role.Deadline announced that Fox Searchlight was making a deal to pick up the rights to Solitary, the memoir that Albert Woodfox wrote about his time in solitary confinement while incarcerated in the Louisiana State Penitentiary At the time of[...]

The Eyes of Alita: Battle Angel are Windows to the Movie's Soul

Mahershala Ali plays a double-dealing gang boss with just the right amount of nuance for what might otherwise be a one-dimensional role We even get Jeff Fahey as a cyborg bounty hunter who uses robot dogs Jackie Earle Haley plays a monstrous cyborg with layers of emotional anguish under his murderous sadism But in the[...]

'True Detective': HBO Open to Season 4 for Crime Anthology Series

One thing that isn't debatable: halfway through its eight-episode run, the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series has proven both a critical and ratings success.In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys shared that the cable network were very pleased with how the Mahershala Ali-headlined season is performing: “Creatively, ratings-wise, it did everything[...]

'True Detective' Review: "If You Have Ghosts" – Old Friends, Old Wounds (SPOILERS)

There are a couple of big answers, too --so let's get out the string and thumbtacks and get to work![caption id="attachment_981923" align="aligncenter" width="853"] HBO[/caption]Five episodes in and we can comfortably say that Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) is a raging ass Hays has few likable traits, but he's played so exceptionally well that you're pulled along[...]

True Detective Sparks a Slow Noir Burn with 'The Big Never' (SPOILER REVIEW)

Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) in 2015 has been grappling with dementia, but he's been having patches of clarity as he reflects on the investigation of the missing Purcell kids from 1980 The last shot of that episode finds the elder Hays coming to his senses outside of the Purcell home: disoriented, still in his pajamas,[...]

True Detective Season 3: Mahershala Ali Shines as Series Returns to First-Season Form (REVIEW)

There is an ambient chill that flows through the screen and seeps into your marrow: disquieting, menacing, and enthralling all at once, you can't look away.[caption id="attachment_954541" align="aligncenter" width="900"] HBO[/caption]Mahershala Ali is simply stunning as Wayne Hays, an Arkansas state police detective who is pulled into the investigation behind the disappearance of two kids[...]

True Detective Season 3: Mahershala Ali's Timeless Search for Truth (TRAILER)

ET/PT, the eight-episode season follows Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali‘s (Moonlight) Detective Wayne Hays over three time periods as he struggles to get to the truth behind a haunting series of crimes Joining Ali this season are Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Mamie Gummer, and Scoot McNairy. TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 tells the story of a macabre crime[...]

True Detective Season 3: HBO, Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Early Screenings

tickets are reserved via purchase of a $5 food/drink voucher.[caption id="attachment_954541" align="aligncenter" width="600"] HBO[/caption]Here's a list of the particpating Alamo Drafthouse theaters, and you can purchase tickets (if there are any left) here:Ashburn, VA | Alamo Drafthouse One LoudounAustin, TX | Alamo Drafthouse South LamarDallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Lake HighlandsDenton, TX | Alamo Drafthouse[...]

True Detective Season 3: New Trailer, Images Highlight Mahershala Ali's Wayne Hays

Fans of HBO's True Detective are getting a more intimate look at Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali's (Moonlight) Detective Wayne Hays in the newest trailer/preview for the series' third season Set to premiere on Sunday, January 13, from 9 - 10 p.m ET/PT, the eight-episode season 3 follows the detective over three time periods as[...]


HBO Releases Teaser Trailer for 'True Detective' Season 3

HBO's much acclaimed anthology series True Detective is coming back for a third season, and today the cable network shared the first teaser trailer for it.This season stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas We also see glimpses of Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Selma)[...]

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

I thought Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) was a brilliant villain and the series dipped after he was gone Mariah (Alfre Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi) were good, but Diamondback (Erik LaRay Harvey) was almost silly in his over-the-top act.My thoughts on the series now are that it was made by people who love the character and[...]

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Just to Get a Rep

This article contains spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage season 1, episode 5, 'Just to Get a Rep'......This episode starts with Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stoke (Mahershala Ali) watching an act do soundcheck while we see Luke Cage (Mike Colter) digging through the rubble of his collapsed building He's no longer trying to hide his abilities, and Misty[...]

Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

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

Then we get the opening credits.We jump to earlier in the day where we see both Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and Luke mourning as the news talks of Pop's death Luke heads over to the shop, where people have been leaving flowers outside in as a tribute Then we see a couple of Cottonmouth's delivery[...]

Code of the Streets

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Code of the Streets

Luke corrects him -- there were four thugs.Pops gives him the rundown on how Mariah shakes down the business in the area and how she and Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) are cousins He talks about how he's certain that Cottonmouth would come looking for Chico, when a moment later he shows up with Shades (Theo Rossi)[...]

Moment of Truth

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

On his way to his second job, he gets hit up for the rent by his landlord Connie, who also owns a Chinese restaurant.We move over to the club, Harlem's Paradise, where we first meet Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) Luke works as a dishwasher but is asked to fill[...]