's dream has come true: she has been cast as Spider-Man.
Reporter first reported Friday that the “Insecure
” creator and star had been cast in the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Rae shared the news
on her Instagram
stories, writing, "The way I've loved Spider-Man since the third grade. A dream come true."
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which starred Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in voice roles, was released in theaters in 2018. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature the following year.
THR reported that the project's writers will be Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and David Callaham, and that Rae will play Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, in the film, which is set to be released in October 2022.
Miller tweeted, "More excitement to come," referring to Rae's involvement with the project.
In an Instagram story later that day, Rae thanked her fans
for their messages of congratulations.
“Thank you. The positivity, the well wishes, the texts, it means so much,” she said, adding, “I don’t talk about shit very often, and I don’t get hype about shit, but I’m hype about this one. Thank you for the love.”
Good morning, @IssaRae and only Issa Rae. pic.twitter.com/vxRSBq7gZu — Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) June 5, 2021
Rae wasn't the only one on the "Insecure" set who was giddy with joy.
Natasha Rothwell, who plays Kelli on the critically acclaimed HBO
show, shared an old photo of her co-star holding a Spider-Man balloon as proof that Rae has long admired the web-shooting superhero.
Rothwell paired the image with a screenshot of the headline announcing Rae's casting, writing above the images: "How it started... How it's going."
She tweeted, “Good morning to @issarae and Issa Rae only.”