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.
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.
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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.