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Yes! Issa Rae To Voice Spider-Woman in “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2!”

Insecure star and creator, “The Awkward Black Girl,” herself, Issa Rae is set to voice Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman in the sequel to Sony’s critically acclaimed animated film, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse!”

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Shameik Moore (Dope, Netflix’s The Get Down) and Hailee Steinfieldr eprise the roles of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Spider-Gwen, respectively.

Issa Rae joins Shameik Moore (Dope, Netflix’s The Get Down) and Hailee Steinfield as they reprise their roles of Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Spider-Gwen, respectively. There is very little besides her casting being revealed concerning the actress/content creator’s role other than which character she is voicing, but it marks the first time the character will debut in an animated film, and Issa’s first voice over. It is reported, however, the sequel film will have other Spider-Man related characters from across Marvel’s multiverse making an appearance.

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Unlike many of the other Spider-Man related characters who gained theirs through a radioactive spider bite, Jessica’s were the result of her father, a brilliant geneticist, injecting her with arachnid blood to halt uranium poisoning in her cells. She was placed in stasis and over many decades she slowly healed, gaining her powers in the process.

Jessica Drew is just one of many women and super-heroines with the code name of Spider-Woman. However unlike most of these other heroes she can fly, is immune to poisons and toxins, manipulates her pheromones to make men fall in love with her and repulse women; fires bolts of bio-electricity that can shatter steel, and additionally possesses most of the basic spider powers attributed to Spider-Man (minus the webbing).  Jessica’s mother is also a super villain and terrorist known as Viper who has clashed with superheroes like Captain America, Wolverine, The Winter Soldier, and even some teams of Avengers. Jessica herself is also an Avenger, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and member of a HYDRA–a terrorist organization–making her a “triple agent.”

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 is set to premiere in theaters everywhere October 7, 2022.

 

 

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“Our Kind Of People!” Letoya Lucket Co-Stars in New Fox Drama on Martha’s Vineyard’s Black Elite!

Actress, and founding Destiny’s Child member, Letoya Luckett is set to co-star opposite of Morris Chestnut and Yaya DaCosta in a new Fox drama series, “Our Kind Of People.”

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Karin Gist (Star, Mixed-ish) and executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, Star); drawing inspiration Lawrence Otis Graham’s thrilling novel, Our Kind Of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.

The series is created by writer/executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Mixed-ish) and executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, Star); drawing inspiration Lawrence Otis Graham’s thrilling novel, Our Kind Of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class. The drama is set in Martha’s Vineyard where for over fifty years elite African-Americans have held power. The story follows a single mother, Angela Vaughn (DaCosta) as she attempts to reclaim her family’s name while making a revolutionary impact with her burgeoning haircare line for Black Women. She soon finds nothing is as easy as it seems, and her mother holds a secret that threatens everything she holds dear.

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Lawrence Otis Graham’s novel, Our Kind Of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class

Letoya plays Leah Franklin-Dupont, a powerful, elegant, and sophisticated businesswoman, who alongside her husband Raymond (Chestnut), seemingly rule over the well established Black elite community in Martha’s Vineyard. Leah in her own sanctimonious way feels compelled by her statue, that it is her responsibility to give back to the Black community. However, Angela’s arrival threatens her family’s legacy, Leah dedicates herself to barring her from acceptance in the community and threatening everything she holds dear.

As you may recall, Letoya is no stranger to playing the villain in a series. She portrayed “Rochelle James” for three seasons on OWN’s Greenleaf,  as she attempted to destroy the lives and marriage of James and Mae Greenleaf in revenge for her father’s death. She is also currently in production on Lifetime’s Line Sisters.

Our Kind of People is set to air this Fall on Fox’s 2021-2022 line up, rumored to take on the Wednesday night airtime of 9/8 EST/CT Empire originally held. The series marks the first time in television history a scripted show on mainstream television has focused on Martha’s Vineyard’s affluent Black community, marking Fox’s continued commitment to diverse programming in its network and the large Black audience that has made some of the network’s series iconic like Martin, Living Single, New York Undercover, and as aforementioned, Empire.

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Yikes! “Too Campy!” The CW Opts To “Rework” Powerpuff Girls Live-Action Series’ Pilot!

The CW has opted to rework the pilot for  “The Power Puff Girls” live-action reboot after the network’s executives described it as being “too campy.”

via People

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“Sometimes things miss, and this was just a miss,” CW Chairman & CEO Mark Pedowitz told TVLine on Tuesday. “We believe in the cast completely, we believe in Diablo [Cody] and Heather [Regnier], the writers, and we believe in the auspices of [executive producer] Greg Berlanti and Warner [Bros.] Studios.”

“In this case, the pilot didn’t work. But because we see enough elements in there, we’re going to give it another shot. We didn’t want to go forward with what we had,” he added.

Pedowitz said that part of the reason why the pilot didn’t work was because “tonally, it might have felt a little too campy.”

“It didn’t feel as rooted in reality as it might have. But again, you learn things when you test things out,” he continued. “And in this case, we felt like, ‘Let’s take a step back and go back to the drawing board.’ This is a powerful property, it has engaged a lot of interest, and we want to get it right before we put it out.”

On Monday, Entertainment Weekly reported that the live-action series, titled Powerpuff, did not receive a series order at this time. Instead, the project is “being reworked and repiloted off-cycle,” according to the outlet.

“Powerpuff Girls'” needing to be reworked does not come as a surprise to us. The series, tonally, was set for young children in its heyday on Cartoon Network. Trying to translate that to a now mature audience, and make it more realistic is quite the undertaking. The series stars Donald Faison as “Professor Utonium” and Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, and Yana Perrault; as Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup, respectively.

“Powerpuff Girls” marks yet another superhero series The CW has passed on alongside Green Arrow and The Canaries, Painkiller, and a Wonder Woman series based off Yara Flores, the Hispanic Wonder Woman of the future. We hope they figure out the series they want. This series can work if done correctly.

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[EVENT RECAP] BADDIES ATL’ Premiere w/ Natalie Nunn, Tanisha Thomas, & More

Zeus Network – the premiere streaming network for original content creators and subscribers, celebrated the original bad girls of reality television with the premiere of its latest new original series, “BADDIES ATL.”

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Joined by network founder, Lemuel “Lemmie” Plummer, the original badgirls Natalie Nunn, Tanisha Thomas, Janelle Shanks, Seven Craft, Sarah Oliver, Christina Salgado, Judi JaiMehgan James and newbie Sidney Starr celebrated the series launch at CMX CineBistro in Peachtree Corners, Atlanta.

Additional special guests included OG Bad Girl Amber Meade – who displayed a baby bump!; Rapper Euro GotitJ Butler, Rapper Milan Christopher, Recording artist Mikael Amoré, actor Terrence GreenCharisse Mils, TV personality Kiyomi LeslieCorey Mekell and more. Zeus Network executives: Darryl Farmer, Janeisha John, Shane Norman, Ashley Washington and more also attended. Show Executive Producer and star Tanisha Thomas attended the pink-carpet with her fiancé TV Carey St. Hilaire.

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“Baddies: ATL” is the newest series from ZEUS starring the original bad girls of reality tv Executive Producers Natalie Nunn & Tanisha Thomas along with Janelle Shanks, Seven Craft, Sarah Oliver, Christina Salgado, Judi Jai, Mehgan James and introducing Sidney Starr. The ladies reconnect in the ATL to reminisce, bring the fireworks, and settle old beefs. Once newcomer, Sidney Starr, is thrown into the mix the OG Baddies prove that being bad girls is not just who they are…but what they do. Zeus is available on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV and Chromecast – subscribe by visiting TheZeusNetwork.com.

Watch the “BADDIES ATL” trailer here. “BADDIES ATL” airs Sunday nights on Zeus Network.

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YES! Michael B. Jordan’s “Without Remorse” Is Non-Stop Action!Featured

Michael B. Jordan is back, starring in Amazon Prime Video’s latest action thriller, “Without Remorse.”

“Without Remorse,”  based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name, centers on John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan), a highly skilled and resourceful Navy Seal leading a black ops team dedicated to protecting and advancing American interests overseas

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