It flew under the radar due to the massive news coming out of DC, but after signing a real coup in Olivia Wilde, Sony caught their next filmmaker to join their Marvel/Spider-Man spin-offs.
Deadline is reporting J.C. Chandor is in talks with the studio to direct Kraven the Hunter 24 hours after it was revealed Wilde was on board to helm Spider-Woman.
This news continues Sony’s robust development slate of Spider-Man characters with Tony Hardy’s Venom sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius starring Jared Leto coming out in 2021. They’ve currently got the sequel to Oscar-winning animated movie Spider-Verse in production.
Recently, as well as Wilde, SJ Clarkson was brought on board to direct the Madame Web movie and the studio as hired Marc Guggenheim to write a Jackpot movie.
It’s great to see Sony making a serious go at creating their own universe. Hopefully, they’ll be able to use the potential of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with Marvel Studios dropping the ball (yes, Far From Home made billion but so do Transformers movies).
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will be penning the Kraven script. Meanwhile, this is a change of pace for Chandor who is better known for his character-driven adult dramas such as A Most Violent Year, and his last project was Netflix’s Triple Frontier.
Kraven the Hunter has been a property Sony been looking into bringing to the big screen for a while now. They’ve previously had Richard Wenk, who worked on the Equalizer films for the studio, wrote a script. You can see why as the comic character Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter is one of Spider-Man’s best villains and led the popular comic story Kraven’s Last Hunt.