Issa Rae Enters the Spider-Verse as Mystery Character
Issa Rae has joined the cast of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. She’ll voice an unknown character in the animated film from Sony Pictures Animation.
Issa Rae is a writer, actress, and producer known for projects such as Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show, The Lovebirds, and The Hate U Give.
Rae is the first addition to the cast that includes Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, aka Spider-Man, and Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen.
The plot of the film is unknown but it’s again expected to feature numerous versions of characters from the Spider-Man universe. Rae is rumored to be joining the cast as Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be the credited writers on the project along with David Callaham. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson are directing the sequel.
The film is currently expected to be released on October 7, 2022. It was pushed back from April of the same year.
The original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a massive hit and critically praised. It won the Oscar for “best animated film”.