Footage from the upcoming Kraven the Hunter film was shown at CinemaCon.
Kraven the Hunter, the well-known villain in the Spider-Man universe, is getting a solo film from Sony. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who sent a video message during Sony Picture’s presentation at CinemaCon before footage from the film was shown. He confirmed that the film would be Rated-R. The footage showed Kraven not holding back from several men in a truck and biting their faces. It also introduced Rhino as the villain and showcased the classic-looking costume, including a vest made of a lion’s head. Russell Crowe also stars as his father, and Fred Hechinger will play his brother, the Chameleon.
A trailer will be released this summer as the film is expected to hit theaters on October 6th, 2023.
The character’s history dates back to the 1960s. He was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #15, published in 1964 by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Kraven was presented as a hunter and adventurer who always sought the next big challenge. Kraven’s real name is Sergei Kravinoff. He was born into a wealthy family in Russia and developed a passion for hunting at a young age. He became a skilled tracker and eventually sought the ultimate prey: Spider-Man. Kraven believed that defeating Spider-Man would cement his legacy as the greatest Hunter in the world.
His first major comic appearance came in the “Kraven’s Last Hunt” storyline in 1987. In this arc, Kraven captures and drugs Spider-Man. He buries him alive and takes on his identity to prove himself as the superior Spider-Man. The story was a critical and commercial success. It is still considered one of the greatest Spider-Man storylines of all time. Kraven has since appeared in numerous comics, video games, and adaptations, including the animated series Spider-Man: The Animated Series and the 2018 video game Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.