Along with the many other villains that will be appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home, FandomWire and Popcorned Planet can exclusively reveal that the movie will also feature iconic villain Kraven the Hunter.
While we couldn’t confirm who will be playing Kraven in the Spider-Man sequel, it’s very likely that Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be in the role as he has been cast in Sony’s solo Kraven movie. Obviously, Aaron Taylor-Johnson already played Quicksilver in the MCU, but there’s a precedence for actors occasionally playing multiple characters for Marvel. Considering that Spider-Man: No Way Home is already stuffed with so many characters, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kraven the Hunter in only a brief cameo.
Who Is Kraven The Hunter?
Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven is portrayed as a big-game ultimate hunter in the comics who makes Spider-Man his most ambitious prey to become the ultimate hunter in the world. In his ultimate aim to hunt down Spider-Man, Kraven made alliances with the superhero’s other formidable foes to form the Sinister Six. Interestingly, he is also the half-brother of Chameleon, another powerful villain from Spider-Man’s rogue gallery.
Endowed with super-strength, slowed aging, predatory instincts, and unparalleled hunting prowess by consuming a mystical serum, Kraven is a formidable villain. However, his strict code of honor has at times made him an anti-hero, even leading to aid both Squirrel Girl and Spider-Man on a few occasions. Surprisingly, he used to be a member of Nick Fury’s Avengers back in the 1950s alongside Sabretooth and Silver Sable to retrieve a stolen version of the famed Super-Soldier Serum from the Nazis.