Sony Reportedly Developing ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Offs For ‘Man-Wolf’ & ‘Solo’
Sony does not appear to be slowing down development on their gallery of Spider-Man spin-offs. According to The Illuminerdi, the Man-Wolf and Solo spin-offs are in early development.
Currently, the Sony Universe of Marvel Characters is limited to Venom and Morbius, but it seems It will be expanding with two lesser-known characters. These new spin-offs are currently in the early stages of development, according to The Illuminerdi’s source.
Created by David Michelinie and Marc Silvestri, Solo first appeared in 1986’s Web of Spider-Man #19. James Bourne is a counter-terrorism operative who has renounced citizenship to all countries. He has used his mastery of hand to hand combat, expertise in firearms, and his limited teleportation tech to wage a one-man war on terror. Unlike the other Sony characters, Solo is a more straightforward hero.
Meanwhile, Man-Wolf, aka Colonel John Jameson, was introduced by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #1. The son of J. Jonah Jameson, the character, was an astronaut who, after a trip to the moon, was transformed into a wolf creature. In the comics, Jameson is a victim of werewolf-like transformations but has served as an anti-hero and ally of Spider-Man.
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Both of these characters are rather unexpected choices for solo films but could facilitate some exciting storytelling. While Solo’s origin story in the movie could be easily done, Man-Wolf is a bit more complicated. In Venom, the character was killed in the opening of the film, so unless this is retconned, they would have to set the movie in its own continuity.
It has been rumored that J. K. Simmons will reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson in Morbius, so that would solidify his character’s connection to the SUMC and the MCU. Additionally, it could lead to his character appearing in the Man-Wolf film.
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