Sony’s Cinematic Universe Expands with Kraven the Hunter
Sony Pictures has seemingly confirmed its plans for a future crossover between Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter and Spider-Man. In recent years, Sony has been developing standalone films centered around Spider-Man villains, building its own cinematic universe that includes characters like Tom Hardy’s Venom and Jared Leto’s Morbius.
Now, with the upcoming Kraven film, Sony appears to be setting the stage for a clash between the notorious villain and the beloved web-slinger.
Teasing the Anticipated Showdown with Spider-Man vs. Kraven
The release of the first trailer for the Kraven movie provided fans with glimpses of what’s in store. The trailer introduced Russell Crowe’s villain, showcased Kraven’s origin story, and featured Ariana DeBose as Calypso, among other exciting elements. The official synopsis shared by Sony Pictures on the movie’s website further solidifies the studio’s plans for a future encounter between Kraven and Spider-Man.
The Synopsis and Future Possibilities
According to the official synopsis, the film explores the origins of one of Marvel’s iconic villains, Kraven the Hunter. It specifically mentions that the story is set before Kraven’s well-known vendetta with Spider-Man. This suggests that a future conflict between the two characters is on the horizon, even if it won’t be depicted in this film.
Aaron Taylor Johnson’s previous comments about the possibilities of a crossover add fuel to the speculation. The actor acknowledged that the potential for Kraven to face off against Spider-Man is definitely there. In an Instagram post, Johnson even teased the confrontation with the caption, “Spider-Man… I’m coming for you.”
Sony’s Intriguing Teases with Spider-Man vs. Kraven
While nothing is certain yet, Sony has dropped some intriguing hints within its universe. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Kraven’s silhouette can be spotted in the sky during the film’s climactic finale. Furthermore, the Kraven trailer includes a scene where spiders descend onto Kraven, a clear nod to his rivalry with the arachnid superhero.
The Awaited Showdown
Fans eagerly anticipate the clash between Kraven and Spider-Man, but only time will tell if Sony will fully deliver on this crossover promise. Although previous teases in the Venom movies haven’t materialized into a full-fledged meeting between the characters, Sony’s continued universe-building efforts keep the possibility alive.
Kraven the Hunter is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 6, bringing audiences one step closer to the highly anticipated face-off between these two iconic comic book figures.