Kraven the Hunter – While he will be starring in “Thor: Love and Thunder” in the role of Zeus in a few months, comedian Russell Crowe has just joined the cast of another Marvel film, this time produced by Sony: “Kraven the Hunter”.
Kraven the Hunter: future Marvel/Sony movie
Faced with the success of the trilogy Spiderman wore by Tom Holland and two films Venom, Sony does not intend to stop in such a good way. The firm wishes to develop its own Marvel universe connected based on the comics Spiderman. The studio actually owns the exploitation rights of all the characters from the licensed Spiderman, including supervillains.
It is in this logic, for example, that on March 30, 2022, Morbius will arrive in dark rooms. But that’s not the only Marvel project coming to Sony. The firm plans to produce a film centered on Madame Web with Dakota Johnson or even a movie Kraven the hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Russell Crowe joins the cast
expected on January 18, 2023, Kraven the hunter will be directed by JC Chandor, the little genius behind the films Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year, and more recently Triple Frontier. JC Chandor launches into the Marvel universe with this spin-off which will therefore focus on the famous villain Kraven the hunter. A character is well known to comic book readers.
Created in 1964 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, his primary goal is to kill Spider-Man, who he sees as the ultimate prey. In the cinema, he will therefore be embodied by the actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The latter, who has already camped Vif Argent in Avengers: Age of Ultron stays at Marvel but changes the universe. It thus passes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the Marvel universe of Sony.
And it is not the only one to make this leap from one license to another since Russell Crowe has just been made official in the casting of Kraven the hunter. Like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the star of Gladiator will move from one Marvel universe to another since she is expected on July 13, 2022, in the skin of Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder.
For the moment, the role of Russell Crowe in Kraven the hunter is still kept secret. But it is rumored that he could play one of Kraven’s family members, maybe his father. Anyway, after the man of steel and Thor: Love and Thunder, Russell Crowe is starting to take a liking to superhero movies.