Aaron Taylor-Johnson Goes from Quicksilver to Kraven the Hunter in Sony Film
Sony has announced that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has nabbed the lead role in Kraven the Hunter. The character is a Spider-Man villain and the film is part of Sony’s plan to expand their corner of the Marvel film universe. The first step beyond the Spider-Man films was Venom which blew away the box office and is getting a sequel later this year. Numerous other films have been announced or are rumored to be in the works. Kraven the Hunter is set to be released on January 13, 2023.
J.C. Chandor is directing the film with a screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk.
This is the fourth comic film franchise for Aaron Taylor-Johnson to be a part of. He starred as Dave Lizewksi/Kick-Ass in the film Kick-Ass which spawned video games and a sequel. He then went on to play Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He will also play Lee Unwin in The King’s Man, the latest entry in the film franchise based on the comic series The Secret Service which has released two previous films.
Kraven the Hunter was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #15. The character is usually depicted as a big-game hunter who constantly wants to prove himself to be the world’s greatest hunter. He has been a villain clashing with Spider-Man, Black Panther, and more and is a founding member of the supervillain team, the Sinister Six. But, he’s also at times been a hero allying with Squirrel Girl and even Spider-Man.