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in Michael Jonvier, Film & TV

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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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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