It looks as if Sony Pictures is solidifying its plans for Kraven the Hunter as the movie’s official Twitter handle has recently popped up. Back in May this year, the news of Kraven the Hunter movie being produced by Sony Pictures was revealed with Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing the titular role. The actor had last played the role of Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Years before even Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Kraven movie was under development. After the release of Venom starring Tom Hardy back in 2018, Kraven the Hunter is a part of Sony Pictures’ plan for developing a line-up of Spider-Man’s rogue gallery that includes Venom, Morbius, and Kraven for now in a shared universe. While Michael Keaton’s Vulture did appear in the Mobius trailer, it is yet to be confirmed if Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will ever appear in this shared universe of villains/anti-heroes.
Directed by J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier), Richard Wenk, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum will both serve as screenwriters. Both Holloway and Marcum co-wrote the screenplay for Iron Man (2008), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), and the upcoming Uncharted (2022) starring Tom Holland, Antonio Banderas, and Mark Wahlberg. Following the success of Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Kraven will be the fourth movie in the shared universe after Morbius which is scheduled to release this January. Currently, Kraven the Hunter is under production and is slated to release in January 2023. Here is the official Twitter handle:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is KRAVEN THE HUNTER, coming to theaters January 2023. https://t.co/PHxHJP76zS
— Kraven The Hunter (@KravenTheMovie) May 27, 2021
Prior to casting Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven, Joel Kinnaman and Keanu Reeves were reportedly being considered for the role. According to screenwriter Richard Wenk, Kraven the Hunter is inspired by the character’s most iconic storyline: Kraven’s Last Hunt. Considered to be one of the greatest Spider-Man storylines of all time, Kraven’s Last Hunt is long overdue for a live-action adaptation where the inclusion of Tom Holland’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the movie seems inevitable.
Kraven the Hunter is scheduled to release on January 13, 2023.