The Wrap has reported that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has signed on to play another Marvel character in Sony Pictures’ standalone Kraven the Hunter film.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Kraven the Hunter is set to follow in the footsteps of VenomMorbius, 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.

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