Yesterday reports that Jessica Jones director S.J. Clarkson was developing a Spider-Man spinoff for Sony based on Madame Web surfaced. Now, as first reported by Deadline, Sony looks to take another step in their Spider-Man universe with a film based on the Marvel character Jackpot. Furthermore, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow creator Marc Guggenheim will pen the script for the upcoming feature.
Guggenheim is no stranger to developing vehicles for comic book adaptations. The filmmaker is responsible for the litany of DC shows featured in the CW’s Arrowverse. Additionally, Guggenheim has written X-Men and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stories for Marvel Comics. Per the initial report, the screenwriter will develop the Jackpot film based on comics he penned alongside Brian Reed.
Debuting within the pages of Marvel Comics in 2007, Jackpot is a crime-fighting mom. The first iteration of the character, Sara Ehret, is a pregnant scientist at Oscorp. Following exposure to gene therapy designed to cure Parkinson’s disease, Ehret awakes 4 months later with her DNA altered and superhuman strength. The other version of the character, Alana Jobson, purchased the moniker from Ehret. Jobson starts using a cocktail of enhancement drugs, including the infamous Mutant Growth Hormone to grant herself the powers of super-strength, stamina, and invulnerability. She goes on to team-up with various Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and Nick Fury.
The film will release a part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Up next for the franchise is Jared Leto’s Morbius, which features a connection to the MCU. Additionally, Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson will star in the sequel to Venom, directed by Andy Serkis.
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