Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man Universe is ever-expanding. With two Venom movies making a giant splash and a Jared Leto-led Morbius fast approaching, next up is Kraven the Hunter. Sony’s Kraven the Hunter film has been in the works for some time now, but now it is very much on the way. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven, suiting up for his third different superhero project, we know we’re in for quite a treat. And the film arrives in just under a year.
Here’s everything we know about Sony’s Kraven the Hunter movie.
The film is named Kraven the Hunter, after its central character.
Kraven The Hunter is a fictional character from the comic books published by marvel comics. Kraven is known to come across conflicts with black Panther and Tigra. Tigra is a superheroine who appears in the comics. Kraven is one of the members of Sinister six. Sinister Six is a bunch of supervillains who are seen in SpiderMan comics. They constitute the enemies of spiderman. And Kraven is also the half-brother of a chameleon.
Who is Kraven Actually?
Kraven is actually Sergei Kravinoff. Son of an aristocrat who left the US in 1917. Thus Kraven is a soviet immigrant. His major aim is to bring down SpiderMan and make his name known as one of the greatest hunters. He doesn’t use any weapons as such, his hands are strong enough for any purpose. And his hunting game is very fair. He consumes a serum that helps him to draw his strength and slows down the process of aging. Trained by Gregor who had gone against Ka-Zar.
Kraven the Hunter Plot
Sony hasn’t released too much about its upcoming Kraven movie. However, in the original Marvel Comics, Sergei Kravinoff is born into an aristocratic Russian family. He becomes a world-famous international big-game hunter, who tries to catch the ultimate and elusive prize: Spider-Man. The villain first shows up in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 (1964). The Stan Lee/Steve Ditko creation is a founding member of the Sinister Six. Later stories show witch doctor Calypso giving Kravinoff an herbal potion, granting him enhanced speed and senses that match those of a wild jungle cat.
Unlike Venom, the character of Kraven has never had a shelf life outside of being a Spider-Man villain. So it’s hard to see how they are going to create a narrative around the character that doesn’t involve the wall-crawler in some form. There is no news of Tom Holland appearing in the movie so far. One angle they could go with is Kraven coming to the big city, looking to hunt down Spidey as the ultimate prize. But seeing as this is all Kraven’s point of view, we’d never see Spider-Man without his mask on. This means anyone could play him.
Kraven the Hunter movie cast and characters
The upcoming film is anchored by Aaron Taylor-Johnson who is playing Kraven the Hunter. Joining him are Russell Crowe, Ariana DeBose, Fred Hechinger, and Alessandro Nivola. While Nivola and Crowe’s characters remain under wraps, DeBose will reportedly play Calypso Ezili, who is a long-time lover and partner to the titular villain. Meanwhile, according to reports, Hechinger, who recently made waves in The White Lotus, is playing Kraven’s brother, Chameleon.
Additionally, according to the reports that Christopher Abbott is set to join Kraven the Hunter. Although unconfirmed, the publication shares that Abbot would play the film’s main villain, the Foreigner. In the comics, Foreigner is a Spider-Man villain with the ability to induce hypnotic trances. Otherwise, it is his skills in martial arts and mastery of weaponry that make him a threat. As we learn more about Kraven the Hunter‘s plot, we will see how this character gets adapted to the screen.
Release Date of the Movie
This movie will be released on 13th January 2023. The production for the movie must have begun by 2021 ending or probably this year itself. There are chances that we might see Tom Holland here for some specific scenes. SpiderMan and Kraven’s relationship is something that cannot be put into words.