The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Emmy nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) will voice Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. The script is co-written by Lord, Miller, and David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and has a release date of October 7, 2022.
Rae will join Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in the animated comic book sequel, who are reprising their roles as Miles Morales/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, respectively. Plot details are being kept under wraps but will reportedly feature multiple Spider-powered characters “across Marvel Comics’ time and space.”
It was announced in April that Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson will serve as the film’s trio of directors.
Lord, Miller, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg are all returning to produce the Sony Pictures project, with Alonzo Ruvalcaba co-producing. The original Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey will executive produce, along with Aditya Sood.
The 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film follows teen Miles Morales who becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The movie won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and grossed $375.5 million at the global box office.