The upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is adding a new character. This time it’s in the form of Jessica Drew, who is also known as Spider-Woman. The voice work for her in this animated motion picture will be provided by Issa Rae.

Rae coming on board for this Spider-Man sequel marks the first official addition to the voice cast of the production. Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld have booth been confirmed as returning from the first movie in the roles of Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.

Sony Pictures Animation has really started rolling with this Into the Spider-Verse sequel in the last few months. The studio has picked out three directors to helm the movie back in April. The trio includes Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and the co-director of Soul, Kemp Powers.

The writing credits for this sequel are going to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are teaming up with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings screenwriter David Callaham. Lord was co-writer of the first Into the Spider-Verse movie, while he and Miller were both producers on it.

As of right now, Rae is currently filming the final season of HBO’s Insecure, a comedy that she co-created. Last year she was in two productions, The Lovebirds and The Photograph.

When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse released in 2018 it was a critical and commercial success, raking in $373.5 million worldwide. It also earned Sony Pictures Animation its first Oscar win for Best Animated Feature.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is set to release in theaters on October 7, 2022.

Now let me talk about the elephant in the room. You might be reading this and thinking to yourselves, “But Shawn, how is this possible? Issa Rae is black and Jessica Drew is white. Weren’t we told that’s racist?”

Yes, indeed you’re correct. However, hypocrisy has turned its ugly head once again.

All the white voice actors stepping away from roles of minority characters, because of “digital blackface” and yet it’s apparently okay for a black person to voice a white character.

That being said, I don’t care who voices what character, it’s just a person’s voice.

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