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‘He’s Spider-Man’s number one rival’: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Hints His Kraven the Hunter’s Potential Show Down With Spider-Man, Fans Say Tom Hardy Said The Same To Promote Venom

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is all set for his debut in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe as Kraven the Hunter. While there is still time for Kraven the Hunter to release, he is busy promoting his upcoming venture Bullet Train. During one of these interviews, he spoke about his role as Kraven the Hunter and also shed light on a potential Spider-Man vs Kraven showdown. Despite Aaron Taylor-Johnson hinting at a possible showdown with the web-slinger, it looks like the fans aren’t satisfied with that. According to the fans, Venom also promised them the same thing but failed to do so.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter

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A few months ago, Aaron Taylor-Johnson stated something about Kraven the Hunter which caused a buzz among the fandom. He said that Kraven is an “animal-lover”. The fandom went crazy over this statement as they couldn’t get how can a person who has Hunter in his name can be an animal lover as well, to which the actor further replied:

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“This is a character that was built ages ago and it’s in a new time and era, but yeah, is he going to be the hunter that we all want to see? Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely.”

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Kraven the Hunter vs Spider-Man in the animated Ultimate Spider-Man series

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According to the Avengers: Age of Ultron actor, he didn’t mean what he said and everybody took him in the wrong way. Recently while he was speaking to Variety, he faced the most obvious question asked to every Sony’s Spider-Man Universe actor, if we can expect a showdown or not, to which he replied:

“That’s a really interesting question. In comic books, there have been many comic books that have that, so the possibilities are definitely there. Kraven is a really interesting character, man.”

Just like every other actor, Taylor-Johnson also left it all on an ambiguous note but it doesn’t seem that the Wall-Crawler will be seen in the movie. This movie is mainly set to introduce the character in the universe and will focus on his origin story.

The fans don’t have many expectations:

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Fans don’t expect any spider-man showdown in Kraven after being disappointed by Venom

A month ago during an interview with Variety, Aaron Taylor-Johnson described Kraven the Hunter as a notorious anti-hero and one of Marvel’s most iconic Spider-Man Villain:

“one of Marvel’s most iconic, notorious anti-heroes — Spider Man’s number one rival.”

During this interview only, he created controversy around Kraven being an Animal Lover. Now although he has cleared all the doubts and encouraged the fans by hinting at a Spider-Man showdown, the fans are still not convinced.

Related: Tom Holland Reveals He Pitched Venom And Kraven Movies To Sony After Marvel Split

It is a notable fact that the last movie Morbius under the umbrella of Sony’s Spider-Man universe turned out to be a disaster. The critics and audience both trashed the Jared Leto starrer. The movie which came before that Venom: Let there be Carnage although did an amazing box-office performance got pretty average reviews. Now the fans have pointed out another fact that even Tom Hardy similarly did the promotion of Venom but still today we are missing an epic showdown.

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Even though Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock was spotted in Spider-Man: No Way Home’s post-credits scene, it was of no use. With more upcoming movies of Spider-Man universe characters slated to release soon, Sony needs to pull off a good Spider-Man crossover now or the interest of the audiences can’t be held. The studio needs to establish a connection between these characters and the web warrior who forms the main pivot point of this universe.

Kraven the Hunter is set to be released on January 13, 2023

Source: Variety

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 600 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.