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We all already knew that Issa Rae is a superhero, but this news just proves it.
The Insecure star and creator will voice the role of Spider-Woman (a.k.a. Jessica Drew) in the upcoming sequel to the animated hit, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rae would play opposite Shameik Moore, who stars as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, and Hailee Steinfeld, who voices Gwen Stacy, or Spider-Gwen.
As most Marvel-related projects go, plot details are still tightly under wraps. However, THR reports that the film may explore even more Spider-characters from the comics. The sequel is set to premiere on October 7, 2022, so we have a bit of a wait before we see Rae take up the (animated) suit.
Into the Spider-Verse premiered in 2018, wowing audiences with a visually stunning take on the beloved superhero story. (It won an Oscar the following year.) It also marked the first time viewers saw Miles Morales, an Afro-Latinx kid from Brooklyn who becomes Spidey after Peter Parker, in a major film. The character was first introduced in the comics in 2011.
Among her many projects, Rae is currently producing the fifth and final season of Insecure, which is slated to arrive this year. While fans might not be ready to say goodbye just yet, Rae certainly is ready to move onto to her next chapter.
"I've definitely been ready to say goodbye. Working on the end of the series and realizing that I'm in the 10th anniversary of [Awkward Black Girl, her famous web show], it's left me to stop and think, 'What's next for me?'" Rae told BAZAAR.com in February. "So, in that way, I've been so eager to finish the show."
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