Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Casts Issa Rae as Jessica Drew

Issa Rae has been cast in the role of Jessica Drew, the hero known as Spider-Woman, in the forthcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This will mark Jessica Drew’s first feature film appearance, after years of rumor and speculation that the character might headline her own movie, either for Sony or in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Created by Archie Goodwin and Marie Severin, the character originally had ties to Spider-Man in name only, but her Ultimate Universe counterpart was a clone of Peter Parker. Given the fact that Into the Spider-Verse takes place in a modified version of the Ultimate timeline, it seems likely the Drew onscreen will reflect the latter.

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