Issa Rae is reportedly joining ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’ sequel as Spider-Woman

Issa Rae
Issa Rae will play Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman, in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel. Leon Bennett/Getty Images
  • Issa Rae was cast in the “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse” sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Rae will reportedly play Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman.
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will be released in October 2022.
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Issa Rae is set to officially join the Spider-Verse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Insecure” star has joined the voice cast for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” sequel. She will reportedly play Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman.

The announcement marks the first addition to the film’s franchise. Rae, 36, will join returning voice actors Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, who will revive their respective roles as Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.

The sequel will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Peter Ramsey, one of the directors from the first film, is set to return as an executive producer.

The sequel is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2022.

In February 2020, Rae opened up about her love for Spider-Man on Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast, “The Big Ticket.”

“I’m not going to block any blessings but I am tired of them ’cause I’m a huge [fan]. Since the third grade, I’ve loved Spider-Man, comic books, memorabilia, everything,” Rae said. “But I’m just like, they are over-saturating my guy to death.”

But Rae told the outlet that she’d want to participate in a current franchise if the opportunity to join the franchise arose.

“Would I take one on that I liked? Yes, absolutely,” she said. “An existing franchise. I don’t think I’d do anything new.”