Issa Rae joins the cast of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel as Spider-Woman: ‘A dream come true’

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Issa Rae joins the cast of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel as Spider-Woman: ‘A dream come true’

Issa Rae will soon slip into the world of superheroes.

The Insecure star has been added to the cast of the sequel to the popular 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and will voice the role Jessica Drew, or else known as Spider-Woman.

Rae, 36, called the upcoming role “a dream come true” on her Instagram page on Friday, adding that she “loved Spider-Man since third grade.”

Iconic: Rae will voice the role of Spider-Woman in the upcoming animated picture sequel

Join the ranks of superheroes: Issa Rae has joined the cast of the self-titled sequel to the animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The actress joins original cast return Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacey/Spider-Gwen), according to Variety.

The publication previously announced that Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson will direct the film, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers and writers for the screenplay, along with David Callaham.

Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg also produce, while one of Spider-Verse’s three directors, Peter Ramsay, will executive produce with Aditya Sood.

Rae, 36, called Spider-Woman role 'a dream come true' on Instagram on Friday

Rae, 36, called Spider-Woman role ‘a dream come true’ on Instagram on Friday

Sony began development on the sequel before the original film’s release in December 2018, with the storyline set to focus on the relationship between Morales and Stacy and feature an array of Spider characters from Marvel Comics’ storied history.

The original film, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and became a pop culture sensation, grossed over $375 million worldwide on a $90 million budget.

Currently, Rae is filming the fifth and final season of Insecure, the critically acclaimed HBO series she co-created, co-written and starred in.

During its run since 2016, Rae has received two Golden Globe Award nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her role as Issa Dee.

The actress joins original cast returnees Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacey/Spider-Gwen)

The actress joins original cast returnees Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacey/Spider-Gwen)

Bonafide hit: The 2018 original film, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and became a pop culture sensation, grossed over $375 million worldwide on a $90 million budget

Bonafide hit: The 2018 original film, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and became a pop culture sensation, grossed over $375 million worldwide on a $90 million budget

The Los Angeles native also serves as the executive producer of A Black Lady Sketch Show, which just picked up in May for a third season.

The sketch comedy show features comedy skits performed by a main cast of black female comedians, including creator and producer Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson in season one and Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend in season two.

The as-yet-untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was originally set to release in the US in April 2022, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is now set to hit theaters on October 7, 2022.

Swan Song: Rae is currently filming the fifth and final season of Insecure, the critically acclaimed HBO series she co-created, co-wrote and starred in

Swan Song: Rae is currently shooting the fifth and final season of Insecure, the critically acclaimed HBO series she co-created, co-written, and starred in

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