Sony Hires Marc Guggenheim to Write ‘Jackpot’ Movie

Sony has finally found a writer for Jackpot, and it’s Marc Guggenheim. For those of you who don’t know, back in 2018, Sony announced that there will more Spider-Man related films such as Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch.

Marc Guggenheim has been apart of many projects such as comics, film, television, and video games. Here’s some of the work he’s done:

  • Comics: X-Men #18-22 (2014), X-Men Gold #1-36 (2018), The Flash (2006)
  • TV: Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen
  • Film: Green Lantern, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Video Games: Perfect Dark Zero, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Call of duty 3

There has been two characters to take up the Jackpot mantle, Sara Ehret and Alana Jobson. Sara Ehret first appeared in Free Comic Book Day Vol 2007 Spider-Man. Ehret was a lab assistant at Phelcorps and infected herself with a virus called “Lot 777”, which gave her superhuman strength, increased stamina, and invulnerability. Alana Jobson first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #546 (2008). Jobson is a social worker who picked up the Jackpot persona, and got her powers from a mutant growth hormone drug.

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I’m not a huge fan of the character Jackpot, but I’m curious to see how this film will play out. There still hasn’t been any information about a release date, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes out in 2022. It’s still weird for me that Sony is really pushing for this big Spider-Man universe. As long as the films are good, then I’m fine with whatever Marvel-related films Sony puts out. 

Source: Deadline

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