Insecure star Issa Rae is gearing up to live her ultimate childhood dream – she’s super excited- she gets to lend her voice to Jessica Drew, aka Spider Woman! Taking to Instagram to share the amazing news of her joining the cast of Sony’s upcoming sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” on Friday, the actress and producer reposting reposting The Hollywood Reporter’s article on her Instagram Story gushed big:
“The way I have loved Spider-Man since the third grade. A dream come true,” she wrote alongside the screenshot. According to the outlet, Rae will voice Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman.
The Emmy nominated screen star joins Marvel’s growing list of actors set to take on the Marvel character.
Rae joins returning voice actors Shameik Moore (as main hero Miles Morales) and Hailee Steinfeld (as Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Spider-Gwen).
The Insecure star joins Shameik Moore, who reprises his role as Miles Morales/Spider-Man and Hailee Steinfeld who voices Spider-Gwen.
The sequel expected to be released on Oct. 7, 2022 is co-written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who also serve as producers.
Meanwhile Rae is currently wrapping up the fifth and final season of her hit HBO show.
ET spoke with Rae about the show’s ending, where she even teased a spinoff. “There’s a chance for everything,” she said.
“It’s a struggle. It was and still is a struggle,” Rae confessed of filming amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I feel so thankful that we’re able to work and we’re actually able to shoot this season because we had a lot of false starts. We were supposed to be shooting way back in September and that just didn’t happen. And obviously in L.A. as you know, we’ve been the epicenter and so even just coming out of that was a challenge.”
“But when people ask if shooting the season is bittersweet, I say it’s mostly sweet and the only bitter part is the fact that COVID is in place because it just doesn’t allow us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and each other and you know, properly saying goodbye,” she explained. “And it sucks to go out like that during this, but things feel a little more optimistic. You know, I’m almost fully vaccinated, I’m hyped!”