2 Unexpected Spider-Man Spin-Offs, Solo and Man-Wolf, In Early Development At Sony: EXCLUSIVE

Sony is currently plotting out two new Spider-Man spin-offs, Solo and Man-Wolf. Both are in early stages of development.

Who Is Solo?

Solo is a lesser-known character from the pages of Marvel Comics. I grew up a Spider-Man comic fan and still had to take a double-take when notified that this was the character being groomed for an adaptation. However, upon a little further research on the character, he could certainly lead a compelling action movie.

Solo, also known as James Bourne, is a counter-terrorism specialist who is a master of hand to hand combat and firearms. He also has cybernetic implants that allows him to teleport short distances.

Solo Marvel Comics Spider-Man Spin-Offs

Unlike most of the other Sony Spider-Man spin-offs, such as Venom and Morbius, Solo is more of a straightforward hero and ally to the web-slinger than the aforementioned anti-heroes. His adventures have crossed paths with the likes of Nick Fury, Deadpool, and Mysterio, and has often been there to aid Spidey, and other heroes, in their times of need.


It’s easy to envision this project being a high-tech thriller set in a world of extraordinary combatants. Unlike Venom, this Spider-Man spin-off wouldn’t distract rabid fans expecting to see the web-slinger in the action. Along with securing an inventive action director (how perfect would The Raid’s Gareth Evans be?), Solo would need a dynamic and charismatic star. Since we can only assume that if the project comes to light and is a hit, Solo would continue his presence in the larger Spider-Verse.


Braxter Timberlake

Braxter Timberlake

Braxter Timberlake was born in New York and raised in California. He’s a graduate of UC Berkeley and the School of Hard Knocks and is always in search of the next adventure. The daring writer and editor of The Illuminerdi is also a veteran of film and television production, with an unquenchable thirst for stories, whether on the comic page, video game console, or small, medium, or the big screen. After years of expeditions in search of K’un-Lun and Wakanda, he now spends his time investigating all things geek and shares his spoilery findings with anyone with open ears. Aside from on the internet, he can be found on the basketball court, hiking with his dog, or at a screening near you.