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Spider-Man’s opponent Kraven the Hunter will get his own movie thanks to Marvel and Sony Pictures. Upcoming superhero movie Kraven the Hunter, is based on a Marvel Comics character who is one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains. The movie is now over and fans are very excited to see Kraven played on the big screen by Aaron Taylor-Johnson32.

Kraven the Hunter takes place in the Spider-Man universe by Sony, in which it is located Venom, Venom: Let there be carnageand Morbius. The film is NOT set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve collected everything you need to know Kraven the Hunterincluding the cast, expected release date and much more.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the lead role in “Kraven The Hunter” (Image: James Veysey / Shutterstock for Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Kraven the Hunter

In the comics, Kraven first appears in the 1964 edition Amazing Spider Man. His real name is Sergei Kravinov. He is a big game hunter with increased strength, speed and agility. He is skilled in tracking and in hand-to-hand combat. Kraven is one of Spider-Man’s galleries of bullies (all his villains) and is one of the founders of Sinister Six, with Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Sandman, Electro, and Mysterio.

Sony / Marvel did not disclose the official storyline for Kraven the Hunter. Aaron-Taylor Johnson spoke about the film at the CineEurope conference in June 2022. He referred to Kraven as “one of Marvel’s most iconic, notorious anti-heroes – Spider-Man’s number one rival.” Diversity. Aaron went on to say, “He’s just a hunter, a man of conviction. Animal lover and protector of the natural world. He’s a very, very cool character. “

In July, Aaron explained more about his superhero character in an interview with “What I love about this character is that he humanizes, that he has flaws, right? Kraven is a beautiful figure. Sergey Kravinov is a beautiful character because he is someone who really understands himself and has flaws. It’s a character that was built centuries ago and is in a new time and era, but yes, will he be the hunter we all want to see? Yes of course. Absolutely, said the actor.

Where and when to watch

Kraven the Hunter will hit theaters on October 6, 2023. The film will be distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The movie was due for release on January 13, 2023, but Sony postponed the release nine months in September 2022. Madame Webwho will be the star Dakota Johnson in the title role of z Sydney Sweeney, Emma Robertsand Adam Scottalso moved from October 6, 2023 to February 16, 2024.


Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose plays Calypso in “Kraven The Hunter” (photo: Action Press / Shutterstock)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was cast in the lead role in Kraven the Hunter in May 2021. He played in the MCU as Wanda Maximoff’s brother, Pietro Maximoff, who died in Avengers: Age Ultron. Sony reportedly picked Aaron for the role after watching him appear in their movie Missile train With Brad Pitt and Joey King. About the other villains of Spider-Man from the Sony movies, Tom Hardy played Venom, Woody Harrelson played Carnage and Jared Leto played Morbius.

Ariana DeBosewho won an Academy Award West Side Story, plays Kraven’s sweetheart, Calypso. Ariana, 31, was officially cast as Calypo, a voodoo priestess, in March 2022. Ariana was shy about this role during an interview with Playlist. – Well, honestly, I can’t say much about it. But I’m really excited about joining the Sony Marvel family. When JC Chandor [the director] he came to me and dropped this idea for a movie. And he’s just a filmmaker who has wanted to be a director all his life. And honestly, he’s damn good. I think he will bring something really creative, new and fresh and also really strong to this Kraven the Hunter movie and story. And I’m really excited to kick myself in, ”she said.

White lotus season 1 star Fred Hechinger22, played by Kraven’s half-brother Dmitry Smerdyakov / Kameleon, who can impersonate anyone. Christopher Abbott and Alessandro Nivola they were cast as villains in the movie. Alessandro shared some details about his character in an interview with Hollywood reporter. “I only change physically in the final moments of the movie, so it’s just a classic villain role. He had a really interesting, complex psychology and a personal history to draw from, ”he explained. “[The] the character changes a lot from what he is at the beginning of the movie. “

Levi Miller and Russell Crowe were also cast in undisclosed roles in the film, according to THR. Rumor has it that Russell will play Kraven and Chameleon’s father Nikolaï Kravinoff. Russell just appeared in the MCU movie Thor: Love and thunder as Zeus.

Fred Hechinger
Fred Hechinger plays a chameleon in “Kraven the Hunter” (photo: JEFF VESPA / Shutterstock)

Who is the creative team?

JC Chandor is the director Kraven the Hunter. Prior to that, he directed Triple Frontier, Netflix’s 2019 stock move with Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam. Marcum’s Art & Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk wrote the script for Kraven the Hunter. The creative team also includes producers Avi Brad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal and cinematographer Ben Davis. The production companies behind the film include Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Production, Matt Tolmach Productions, and Pascal Pictures. The distributor is Sony Pictures Releasing.

Filming details

Filming on Kraven the Hunter started in Iceland in February 2022. Production was moved to London and then to Gaslgow, Scotland, before being officially packaged in June. Aaron revealed at the CineEurope conference that unlike other Marvel films, Kraven the Hunter it was “filmed entirely on site”.


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