Sony Pictures has a lot of characters under the Spider-Man property that they have the rights to work into film projects and have been kicking around various projects trying to figure out what will work. We’ve got Venom with two films and the upcoming Morbius as well. We’ve had a few others kicking around with Silver Sable, Madame Web, and Black Cat but now a new one has entered the fray.
The studio has brought on Marc Guggenheim to write a script for the Jackpot character that he already did some comic work with previously. The character was created by Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez and appeared originally in 2007 or 2008 depending on how they play it – as Sarah Ehret or Alana Jobson.
According to Comic Vine, the character in either form has appeared in about 59 issues across a few titles since her creation.
Property Concept: Jackpot is a superheroine with exceptional strength, and her history in the comics is a complicated one. First incarnation was Sara Ehret, a scientist, who, while pregnant, is doing gene therapy research and is exposed to “Lot 777,” a virus that rewrote the DNA in her cells. Her baby is born healthy but she realizes in addition to being a new mom she has superhuman strength after she is forced to save her family.
Eventually, she tired of the crime-fighting burden and hands the suit to Alana Jobson, an ambitious pal who takes over the character but must ingest a Mutant Growth Hormone to live up to Jackpot’s superhuman abilities. Long story short, she is killed when teaming with Spider-Man to track down the villain Menace and is killed in action. A guilt-ridden Ehret returns to the job, keeping her identity secret as she raises a family while fighting crime.