Sony Pictures Animation has added another star to the voice cast of the upcoming sequel to the hit film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Issa Rae has been tapped to voice Jessica Drew in the movie.
Debuting within the pages of Marve Comics in Marvel Spotlight #32 in 1977, Jessica Drew was created by Archie Goodman and Marie Severin. She was intended to be an actual spider who evolved into a human. However, her origin was retconned several times. Currently, she stands as one of the most influential female characters in the Marvel canon. Her abilities include Superhuman strength, speed, durability, reflexes, and senses. Additionally, her unique costume allows her to glide through the skyscrapers of New York City.
Rae, known for starring in the HBO comedy-drama Insecure, is the first new addition to the cast. The sequel is already set to see the return of many stars from the first, including Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, who voice Miles Morales and Spider-Gween, respectively.
Plot details for the film are being kept under wraps. The project will continue to feature a number of Spider-Man-inspired characters from across the multiverse, but beyond Rae, as Jessica Drew, no other roles have been confirmed.
Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson have been tapped to direct the sequel, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller serving as writers and producers. Peter Ramsey, who co-directed the first film, will return as an executive producer alongside Aditya Sood.
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The Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel swings into theaters on October 7, 2022.
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