Sony Pictures is getting ready to expand its Marvel Spider-Man Universe! According to Deadline, the studios wrapped in Marc Guggenheim to write the script for Jackpot film. The film will feature the superheroine of the same name from Marvel comics created by Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez.
Sony and Spider-Man
The Corona Virus pandemic halted productions and pushed back release dates of hell a lot of movies. Sony Pictures is no exception, and it sure got affected by the current situation. But despite everything, the production house is still planning to expand its growing Spider-Man universe of films. Sony’s Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage are ready to hit big screens sooner or later. Besides, Sony and Disney’s collab, Spider-Man 3, is slated for November 5, 2021 release.
Other projects like Kraven the Hunter, Silk, and Madame Web are all reportedly in development. And now the latest to make it on to the roster is Jackpot. This super-mom first appeared in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Swing Shift.
Jackpot – the character with a complicated back story
Jackpot’s superheroine had a complicated comic history, and she had an exceptional strength. Sara Ehret was her first incarnation, who was a scientist. While pregnant, she is doing gene therapy research and get exposed to ‘Lot 777.’ The virus rewrites the DNA in her cells. She later discovers that she has superhuman strength after she is forced to save her newborn child.
Eventually, Sara tired of the superhero life and handed her reins to Alana Jobson, a friend who acquires her abilities by ingesting a mutant growth hormone. But Jobson dies in a team-up with Spidey to track down female villain Menace. Hence, Ehret decides to reclaim the “Jackpot” mantle in her friend’s honor.
About The Writer
There’s no early word on casting, a director, or a release date for the film. But it’s confirmed that Marc Guggenheim will be writing the movie’s script.
Superhero fans know Marc for his debut directorial, DC’s TV series, Legends of Tomorrow. Guggenheim also has a few comic book credits under his belt, including Spider-Man, Aquaman, Wolverine, and The Punisher, plus video game script credits, including Perfect Dark Zero and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Marc Guggenheim himself played a vital role in the Jackpot’s evolution in the comics. He acted as the writer for the 2016 compilation Spider-Man: Jackpot.
Meanwhile, Stay tuned for more details.