The Wrap has reported that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has signed on to play another Marvel character in Sony Pictures’ standalone Kraven the Hunter film.
Kraven the Hunter is set to follow in the footsteps of Venom, Morbius, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage as the next chapter of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters. J.C. Chandor is set to direct Kraven the Hunter from a script by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk, and the film is already slated for a January 13, 2023 release. Taylor-Johnson has reportedly signed on for multiple films as Kraven.
Kraven the Hunter is a Russian immigrant whose aristocratic family fled to America following the Russian Revolution. With intensive training and the help of a potion which gave him superhuman abilities, including increased strength, speed, reflexes, and enhanced senses, Kraven became a fearsome big-game hunter who tackled the most dangerous game on the planet, preferably with his bare hands. Kraven is also one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains, and, in one of his most memorable comic-book stories, Kraven’s Last Hunt, even defeats Spider-Man by seemingly killing him and burying him. Kraven then assumed Spider-Man’s identity by donning his own Spidey outfit and set out to prove himself superior at his former adversaries own game.
As mentioned before, Taylor-Johnson has made his rounds in the comic universe adaptations, having played the role of Kick-Ass and most recently in the MCU as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taylor-Johnson will next appear in The King’s Man on December 22, 2021.
Sony Pictures has dates for it’s next two Marvel Sonyverse films with Venom: Let There Be Carnage hitting theaters on September 24, 2021, followed by Morbius on January 28, 2022.