Milking Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery, Sony Pictures has already released 2 movies on Venom and one disastrous production of Morbius. On its way to release one more movie on the web crawler’s villain, Kraven the Hunter.
Last starring in Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train, Aaron Taylor Johnson will be playing the titular character in Kraven the Hunter. Even though little is known about the movie, the cast including Russell Crowe, Christopher Abbott, and Ariana DeBose already creating some buzz.
Alessandro Nivola spills some beans
Having already humanized the villain Venom and attempted with Morbius, they seem to be doing the same to Kraven. Playing the unreleased villain in the upcoming film, Alessandro Nivola revealed his thoughts on the production with The Hollywood Reporter:
“It had a really interesting, complex psychology and personal history to draw on, and the movie has a time jump in it, so the character changes a lot from the way he is at the beginning of the film.”
Fans have speculated that the actor could be playing the cybernetics engineer Gregory Herd. In the comics, he goes by the alias Override and at a point gains the gift of death while participating in a ritual, called the Gathering of Five which included Norman Osborn and Cassandra Webb.
Kraven the Hunter is a good guy?
The time jump Alessandro Nivola mentioned might be hinting at the humanization of Kraven, starting as a villain and becoming an anti-hero. Furthermore, it might also be teasing old rivalry spanning many years between the two, making the moralities gray.
In the epidemic of superhero movies, we have also seen a huge number of movies humanizing villains, some include the Joker, Cruella, Gorr the God Butcher, and Zemo. While many have become tired of superhero movies, humanized villains are becoming a bore.
Kraven the Hunter is set to premiere in theaters on January 13, 2023.
Source: The Direct