Sony Announces ‘Jackpot’, Their Latest Spider-Man Spin-Off

by 5 days ago

Marvel Comics

While most of the film industry is dormant due to our current global situation, Sony apparently remains committed to further fleshing out their recently named “Sony’s Spider-Man Universe of Characters”, as reports indicate the studio has hired Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow writer Marc Guggenheim to pen a script about the Spider-Man character known as Jackpot.

Jackpot is a relatively new creation, as the character first appeared in Marvel Comics back in 2007.

Sony Pictures is determined to expand its Marvel Spider-Man universe headlined by a female superhero. The studio has Marc Guggenheim writing the script for Jackpot, a feature about a crime fighting mom in the comics. Guggenheim has written episodes of that comic series, with Brian Reed.

Jackpot is a superheroine with exceptional strength, and her history in the comics is a complicated one. First incarnation was Sara Ehret, a scientist, who, while pregnant, is doing gene therapy research and is exposed to “Lot 777,” a virus that rewrote the DNA in her cells. Her baby is born healthy but she realizes in addition to being a new mom she has superhuman strength after she is forced to save her family. [via Deadline]

Sony’s mini-Marvel Cinematic Universe was actually supposed to see the release of two additional films this year, as the bizarre-looking Jared Leto-starring Morbius was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in July, while they aforementioned Venom sequel — which sees Woody Harrelson join the cast as Carnage — was supposed to drop in October. Instead, Morbius will now be released on March 19, 2021, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage dropping on June 25, 2021.


Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him

TAGSClean NewsMoviesSpider-Man