While it has been known for a while that Sony was looking to expand their Spider-Universe movies, and it has been mentioned before that it would include Silk and Nightwatch, news came out today that Jackpot could be getting her own spinoff movie.
Time to dust off your old FCBD 2007 Spider-man Swing Shift comics, which features the first appearance of Jackpot as she could be getting her own movie at Sony. Copies have already sold for $35, and being listed for even more.
Variety reported that Jackpot is being eyed as a possible spinoff for Spider-man.
If all goes according to plan, and long-lead box office tracking indicates that the film will at least open well, then Sony will quickly segue from “Venom” into a series of sequels and standalone films featuring heroes and villains who populate the Spider-Man universe. Sony has already announced plans to make “Morbius,” with Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) directing Jared Leto as the titular vampire and frequent Spidey nemesis, and has lined up Richard Wenk (“The Equalizer 2”) to write a screenplay focused on Kraven the Hunter. The studio is also in the process of developing movies based on Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch, and is actively looking for writers to pen scripts.
Black Cat likely won’t be the only woman to anchor one of Sony’s Marvel movies. The studio is leaning in to female stories at a time when there’s pressure on Hollywood to create more movies featuring women and minorities. Silk, for instance, is a Korean-American super-heroine, while Jackpot no twenty-something masked vigilante an older heroine, likely in her mid-forties, which is unique in a geek culture that prizes youth.