Issa Rae joins cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Issa Rae is entering the Spider-Verse.

Rae, the star of HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama Insecure, has joined the voice cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Rae becomes the first addition to the franchise’s roll call that includes Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, who are repeating their parts of Miles Morales, also known as Spider-Man, and Spider-Gwen individually.

Plot subtleties are being kept covered up in the circuits of a super-collider however will keep on feature a array of Spider-characters drawn across Marvel Comics’ time and space. As indicated by sources, Rae will voice Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be the credited writers on the project alongside David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

Ruler and Miller are additionally back as makers, as are Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg. Alonzo Ruvalcaba is co-producing.

Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson are directing the sequel. Peter Ramsey, one of the heads of the main film, is returning as a executive producer, close by Aditya Sood.

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

Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018, thrust alternate-universe Spider-Man Morales into the spotlight, buttressing him with Gwen Stacy and other-dimensional Spider-people such as Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker and Spider-Ham. The film, which won the Oscar for best animated film and became a pop culture sensation, hung more characters holding back to drop on spider-threads.

Rae is at present filming the fifth and final season of Insecure, the series she co-made and which has garnered three Emmy nominations, including outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. She likewise has a second period of Robin Thede’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, which she is additionally executive producing.

Rae, who was most recently seen inverse Kumail Nanjiani in 2020 action comedy The Lovebirds, is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.