Connect with us
ATJ Kraven
"File:Aaron Taylor-Johnson SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg" by Gage Skidmore is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

Movies

Sony casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter for solo and future films

…but can Sergei Kravinoff actually carry a film on his fur-lined shoulders?

On Monday, Beatrice Verhoeven of The Wrap revealed that Sony has cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play classic Spider-Man foe Kraven the Hunter in a 2023 solo film. The movie is already in development with a screenplay written by Art Marcum,  Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk.

Verhoeven also reported that Johnson has been locked into a multiple picture deal, which pretty much guarantees Kraven is showing up in a Spider-Man film at some point.

Listen to the latest episode of the AIPT Movies Podcast!
Kraven the Hunter

Marvel Comics

So yeah…can’t say that I saw a Kraven the Hunter solo film coming, especially starring an actor who already played another character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Aaron Taylor Johnson’s version of Quicksilver may have perished in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he’s been front and center in everyone’s minds again thanks to WandaVision. Even though this would be a Sony property, it would also still be part of the MCU, thus making it a bit hard for people (or me at least) to ignore the casting conflict.

Also, a solo movie starring Kraven has all kinds of potential, but it’s hard to imagine what type of audience it’ll attract besides hardcore Spider-Man fans. Of course David Brooke and I will go see it, but I’m not sure there will be many others in the theater with us.

As for Kraven being part of a Spider-Man movie, that’s very exciting — especially if they do any sort of adaptation based on Kraven’s Last Hunt. Even if that doesn’t happen, however, it looks like we have even more confirmation that the Sinister Six will be tormenting Spidey on the big screen in the very near future.

Sony casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter for solo and future films

Marvel Comics

 

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

Psychic predictions: stunning research results revealed Psychic predictions: stunning research results revealed

Psychic predictions: stunning research results revealed

Pop Culture

sundance film festival sundance film festival

[Sundance ’23] ‘Infinity Pool’ review: Grotesquely beautiful and hedonistic ride

Movie Reviews

X-Men Monday #189 - Benjamin Percy Talks 'X-Force', 'Wolverine', and 'Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance' X-Men Monday #189 - Benjamin Percy Talks 'X-Force', 'Wolverine', and 'Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance'

X-Men Monday #189 – Benjamin Percy Talks ‘X-Force’, ‘Wolverine’, and ‘Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance’

Comic Books

Marvel Preview: Scarlet Witch #2 Marvel Preview: Scarlet Witch #2

Marvel Preview: Scarlet Witch #2

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup