Issa Rae To Join The “Spider-Verse”

By Brooks Welch

‘Insecure’ creator Issa Rae is starring in Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel to 2018  ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ with Shameik Moore.

Rae will voice the role of as Jessica Drew, better known as Spider-Woman, reports Variety.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the sequel’s plot is hidden. However, the film will continue to “feature an array of Spider-characters drawn across Marvel Comics’ time and space.”

Shameik Moore will reprise his role as Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld will do the same as Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Spider-Gwen.

The sequel has a release date of Oct. 7, 2022.

Recently, the director, writer, producer, entrepreneur and executiveRae hosted a Hoorae Takeover at the Kennedy Center during March. The takeover involved various events including a short film festival, a “Find Your People Party,” live show of the hit culture podcast “The Read,” and a sit down conversation with Keke Palmer.

Her current ventures include the docu-series “Seen & Heard” for HBO, the unscripted series “Sweet Life” and hip hop comedy “Rap Sh*t” for HBO Max.