Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sequel Casts Issa Rae As Spider-Woman

Actress Issa Rae will appear as Spider-Woman alongside Shameik Moore's Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld's Spider-Gwen in the sequel to Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Issa Rae will dive into the Spider-Verse for the upcoming Into the Spider-Verse sequel, where she'll voice Jessica Drew--better known as Spider-Woman--according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rae is best known for her HBO series Insecure and the 2020 film The Lovebirds. She's also the first new addition to the Spider-Verse sequel's cast. Only stars Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld are confirmed so far.

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Details on the movie--and Rae's character--are light. The original film had Shameik Moore's Miles Morales discovering his self confidence with help from Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) to defeat the Kingpin and stop the multiverse from collapsing, but the end of the film left the multiverse open for future adventures. Writer and producer Phil Lord has previously hinted that Japanese and Australian Spider-Men could join the cast of characters in addition to Rae's Spider-Woman.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are once again writing and producing for Spider-Verse, which is currently in production, alongside David Callaham. Kemp Powers (Pixar's Soul), Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Justin K. Thompson will direct.

The currently-untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 7, 2022 after being delayed from its initial April 2022 release.

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