Even though ‘Insecure’ fans will say their final goodbye to Issa Rae’s mirror rap sessions and juicy drama next season, the multi-talented star is keeping that acting bag going! She will reportedly be joining the sequel to the award-winning animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ The Hollywood Reporter exclusively shared that Issa will be joining the cast as Jessica Drew, who is better known as Spider-Woman.
Unfortunately, that’s all the details being shared about Issa’s role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, specifics about the film’s plot “are being kept hidden.” We do know, however, that additional “Spider-characters” from Marvel Comics will be featured in the sequel.
In addition to Issa’s voice, the animated project will welcome back the voices of Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in their original roles. Shameik will continue to play Miles Morales better known as Spider-Man and Hailee will return as Spider-Gwen. The sequel will be reportedly released on October 7, 2022.
Earlier today, Issa posted a tweet to her Instagram that shows The Hollywood Reporter’s story on her new role. She expressed her love for the Spider-Man franchise.
“The way I have loved Spider-Man since the third grade,” Issa wrote on her Instagram story. “A dream come true.”
She also reposted a congratulatory text message from someone named Desiree.
B**** you bout to for real be Spider Woman,” the text said. “Your weird a** obsession has paid off!!! I am so f****** hype for your spidey a**.” Issa’s repost was accompanied with the message “real ones know.” So, it might be safe to say Issa is excited about playing Spider-Woman.
Issa ‘Get To The Bag’ Rae has quite a bit on her creative plate. She’s currently breaking hearts with the filming of the fifth and final season of her hit series ‘Insecure.’ She’s also executive producing the second season of the HBO show ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show.’ We expect balancing all her endeavors won’t be an issue for our gal as she boasts a shining resume as a writer, producer, director, executive and actor.
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