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Arrowverse’s Marc Guggenheim Sony Marvel movie, Jackpot

May 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Arrowverse’s Marc Guggenheim is about to jump ship to Marvel. sort of.

Guggenheim has been hired by Sony to write a new movie in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (the what?! click here) and the next big character will be the rather obscure Jackpot.

Who?

Jackpot is a character from the Spider-man corner of the Marvel comics universe who is a superhero… and a mum! Guggenheim has previously written for the comic book series with Brian Reed.

Jackpot first stepped onto the comic book scene as Sara Ehret, a scientist, who, while pregnant, is experimenting with gene therapy research when she becomes exposed to “Lot 777,” a virus that upon entering her system, rewrites her DNA. Despite her baby being born healthy, Sara soon discovers that she possesses super strength, and that soon she’ll be forced to defend her family against sinister forces.

In time, Sara steps away from the crime fighting scene and surrenders her suit to Alana Jobson, a driven companion who takes over the Jackpot legacy but must ingest Mutant Growth Hormone to match her friend’s superhuman abilities. Sadly, an overzealous Jobson is later killed in the heat of battle while teaming up with Spider-Man against the villain Menace. Guilt-stricken and at a loss for words, Ehret returns to her role as Jackpot, this time with a restored sense of responsibility.

It certainly could be a different type of Marvel movie and, given that the Sony movies are now an extended part of the MCU, it’ll be gun to see how it all turns out.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….