As Sony continues to grow its Spider-Man centric Marvel Universe with Tom Holland’s web-slinger entering a new era, the Venom movies proving successful, and the Jared Leto led Morbius hitting theatres shortly, the next character getting their own solo flick is Kraven The Hunter.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (previously Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron) leads the movie as the popular Spidey universe villain. Deadline have revealed that Fred Hechinger is coming on board as the brother of Kraven, but better known for Spider-Man fans as Chameleon.
Chameleon is the half-brother of Kraven and has become a villain in his own right as he’s depicted as a master of disguise and can impersonate nearly anybody and, judging by this report will be the antagonist of the film.
The report also describes Kraven as among “Marvel’s most iconic and notorious antiheroes”, and as someone who watched the 90s animated series, doesn’t see as he hunts our favourite friendly neighbourhood superhero and one of Marvel’s popular comics is called Kraven’s Last Hunt.
However, the antihero line could signal how Sony Pictures see the character and how he potentially interacts with the likes of Tom Hardy’s symbiote and Leto’s living vampire.
I haven’t seen Hechinger in action, but by all accounts does a brilliant job in the hit HBO series The White Lotus and is starring in the Disney+ series Pam & Tommy. His star is rising as he’s working with the likes of Christian Bale and Nicolas Cage.
Slowly this project is coming together with Russell Crowe also attached to play the father of both Kraven and Chameleon.
The film has a release date of January 13, 2023, but I can see that changing in all likelihood.