Kraven the Hunter Actor Dives into the Spider-Man Spinoff Villain

Kraven the Hunter Actor Dives into the Spider-Man Spinoff Villain

With five of the Sinister Six introduced in various Spider-Man films, it’s time to introduce the sixth, one of the supervillains who founded the Sinister Six in Marvel Comics. 

Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man fought two, namely Sandman and Doctor Octopus, and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man took on Electro. The MCU’s Spider-Man (Tom Holland) took on Vulture and Mysterio, and now it’s time to bring the greatest hunter of them all.

Kraven The Hunter Actor Dives into Spider-Man Spinoff’s Villain
Kraven the Hunter | Source: Fandom

Kraven The Hunter was a supervillain in the comics with a mission to hunt down Spider-Man to prove himself as a big-game hunter. The hunter possesses superhuman abilities with a slowed aging potion in place and has a keen sense of smell, hearing, and vision to fulfill his hunting practices. 

And now, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU) will introduce yet another Spider-Man villain in the upcoming 2023 Spider-Man spinoff.

But J. C. Chandor’s film will push Kraven the Hunter into a new light, showing him not only as a hunter but also as a protector of the natural world. According to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays the Spider-Man villain in the upcoming spinoff, apart from exploring both of Kraven’s sides, the film will highlight Kraven’s complexity and flaws.

I meant what really stated was that he was a protector of the natural world, I said, and he’s a conservationist… he is a hunter and from that world of hunting and there are so many aspects. What I love about that character is that what is he humanizing is that he has flaws, right? Kraven is a beautiful character. Sergei Kravinoff is a beautiful character because he’s someone who’s really understanding themselves and has flaws.

Kraven The Hunter Actor Dives into Spider-Man Spinoff’s Villain
Kraven the Hunter | Source: IMDb

The actor told ComicBook that the 2023 film paints the Spider-Man villain in a more human light than any other film has. Johnson has committed to training his physical appearance as close to the comic look, but he will bring his interpretation to life on screen, too.

The connection between Kraven and an unidentified Spider-Man will not be delved into during the film, focusing solely on Sergei Kravinoff, a.k.a Kraven, and his journey to becoming the hunter that we all want.

About Kraven The Hunter

Kraven The Hunter is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comis character of the same name. Directed by J. C. CHnador, the film will be the fourth installment in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU).

The film’s plot details are not available yet, but theories suggest the story will follow Kraven The Hunter’s origin story and probably his introduction into the Sinister Six.

The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven, Fred Hechinger as Chameleon, and Ariana DeBose as Calypso. Other cast members joining the leads are Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Russel Crowe, and Levi Miller. The film is set to release on 13 January 2023.

Source: ComicBook