Aaron Taylor-Johnson says Kraven will be “the hunter that we all want to see” in his solo movie. Kraven the Hunter is intended to be the fourth film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU). The film is under development at Sony. Directed by J. C. Chandor from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Taylor-Johnson will play the role of Sergei Kravinoff / Kraven described his take on the character as an “animal lover” and “protector of the natural world”.
During a chat with ComicBook.com on a press tour for Bullet Train, Taylor-Johnson was asked, Will Kraven still have that “big-ass lion’s mane” in the movie? Taylor-Johnson replied “I can’t confirm any details or anything,” Taylor-Johnson says. “And also, I guess that was probably a little taken out of context and then run. I mean, I think you know what I meant what really stated was that he was a protector of the natural world I said and he’s a conservationist, which is probably more accurate, and then should have stopped there, full stop, shouldn’t have gone on beyond that because, yeah I think you know you really got to understand, yeah, he is a hunter and from that world of hunting and there’s 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 Kravinov is a beautiful character because it’s someone who’s really understanding themselves and has flaws. 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.”
Kraven the Hunter also stars Ariana DeBose as Calypso, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Russell Crowe, Fred Hechinger and Levi Miller. The character “Kraven the Hunter” was created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, he first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #15.
Kraven the Hunter will hit theaters on January 13, 2023.