Jessica Drew goes to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. According to a new report via The Hollywood Reporter, Issa Rae (Uncertain) has just boarded the cast of the animated sequel to the voice of Jessica, which Marvel fans will also know as a secret identity of spider woman. She joins returning cast members Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, who reprise their roles as the Miles Morales Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen, respectively.
Full details on the sequel’s plot have not yet been revealed, but as with the original film, it will follow various incarnations of Spider characters from alternate Marvel Comics realities. That leaves the door open for any character from previous animated adaptations of Spider Man to appear, along with every version of the superhero from the many different incarnations we’ve seen in the comic books. Original characters can also be created from established Marvel superheroes and super villains.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 next to David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). Lord and Miller will also produce with Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg. Alonzo Ruvalcaba will co-produce. Peter Ramsey, who directed the first film, will executive produce with Aditya Sood. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson direct. Daniel Pemberton will provide the music for the sequel.
The first Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released in 2018. Primarily following the lead of Miles Morales, a teenager who acts as Spider-Man in his own respective universe, the film also features various versions of Peter Parker (Jake Johnson, Chris Pine, Nicolas Cage), as well as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Peter Porker / Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) and Peni Parker / SP//dr (Kimiko Glenn). The voice cast also included Kathryn Hahn as Doc Ock, Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Zoe Kravitz as Mary Jane Watson, Lily Tomlin as May Parker, Marhershala Ali as Prowler, and Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis.
Issa Rae currently working on the fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed HBO drama series Uncertain. She also co-created the series with Larry Wilmore and stars with Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales. The actress can also be seen in films such as The lovebirds, The photo, and The hate you give and spoke to Dr. Indira out in the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. Meanwhile, Rae is also executive producer of Robin Thede’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, which has a second season in the works.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released on October 7, 2022. It’s certainly a bit of a wait, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be swinging Spidey back to the big screen before then. This winter Tom Holland is reprising his version of Peter Parker for Spider-Man: No Way Home, a sequel that will also introduce a live-action Spider-Verse. Rumor has it that there will be several incarnations of Spidey, such as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but none of these have been officially confirmed. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, Spider-man