Updated: Jul 7
Just a couple of years shy from being a decade away from his Marvel Studios debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has landed the lead for Marvel and Sony's Kraven the Hunter.
Kraven the Hunter, one of Marvel's most notorious antiheroes, will join the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters and is known as one of Spider-Man's most formidable foes. "Sergei Kravinoff, born into Russian aristocracy, is an obsessive big-game hunter who was introduced as a Spider-Man villain in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #15 (1964) and created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. As seen in the original comics, Kravinoff began his career using the typical tools of the hunter but over time he developed a preference to take down large animals with his bare hands. After meeting a Voodoo witch doctor named Calypso, Kravinoff took a herbal potion that enhanced his physical powers give him the strength, speed, and senses to match a jungle cat. The potion also extended his life keeping his health and vitality for years to come," The Wrap cites.
Taylor-Johnson has signed a multi-picture deal with Sony and Marvel. Directed by J.C. Chandor, Kraven the Hunter arrives on January 13, 2023.