Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Jackpot’ In The Works From ‘Green Lantern’ Writer Marc Guggenheim

Sony is NOT screwing around at building out their Spider-Man cinematic universe. It’s almost like they’re making up for lost time after everything went south from the Andrew Garfield era. Just yesterday we saw a significant step forward on a possible Madame Web film, and now comes word of another female Spidey hero, Jackpot, who is getting their own title.

Deadline reports Marc Guggenheim will write the script for a Jackpot movie. Who the heck is Jackpot? Well, she’s a minor character but a pretty popular one, having been created back in 2007. Jackpot, aka Sara Ehret, was a pregnant scientist whose DNA gets mixed up with an experimental virus that puts her into a coma for months, but also gives her superhuman abilities such as strength, agility, and durability. In the comics, Sara has no desire to be a hero and sells her costumed identity to another, with disastrous results.

Guggenheim is definitely the right guy for this job. Not only did he write many of Jackpot’s comic book adventures, but he co-created Arrow and has been a major contributor to the CW’s Arrowverse TV shows. He also wrote the Green Lantern movie Ryan Reynolds can’t get far enough away from.

So add Jackpot to a growing group of Marvel films from Sony, including a Venom sequel, Morbius, Silver & Black, Kraven the Hunter, Silk, and more.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.