Kraven Set Photos Reveal Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Best Look in Spider-Man Spinoff
Kraven the hunter is set to be Sony’s next movie Spider Man universal and is currently in production in the UK. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is no stranger to comic book movies, having previously starred in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Kick asswill play the titular Spider-Man villain in Kraven the hunter. Although Sony has yet to provide an official first look at Johnson dressed as Kraven, it seems the makers are aiming for a sleeker look for the character. Several pictures of Kraven the hunter set in London recently made its way online, courtesy of Just Jared, and shows Johnson filming an intense action sequence. You can check out the images below.
Unfortunately, Johnson wasn’t wearing the classic lion fur vest that Kraven is known for in the comics. Though he sported long hair, a beard, a necklace of animal fangs, and ran (or maybe hunted) barefoot like his comic book counterpart. Johnson’s look is consistent with previously leaked set videos of Kraven the hunter which showed a double stunt jumping over cars. Hopefully, we’ll see Johnson in a comically accurate costume in the film.
Kraven is one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains, who has also served as an anti-hero at times. Born Sergei Kravinoff into an aristocratic Russian family, Kraven is a big game hunter who gains strength, speed, savvy, and lifespan after meeting the voodoo priestess Calypso. He’s also one of the main members of the Sinister Six, which Sony seems to be setting up with solo films from Venom, Morbius, and now Kraven.
JC Chandor (Triple border, a most violent year) is directing Kraven the Hunter from a screenplay by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Uncharted)and Richard Wenk (The equalizer). The film also stars Christopher Abbott as the main antagonist, rumored to be The Foreigner, Fred Hechinger as The Chamelion, Ariana Debose as Calypso and Russell Crowe as Kraven’s father, along with Alessandro Nivola and Levi Miller in undisclosed roles.
Kraven the hunter hits screens on January 13, 2023.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is excited to star in Kraven the Hunter
Aaron Taylor-Johnson quickly became a fan favorite playing Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of the most powerful characters and the Marvel equivalent of The Flash, Quicksilver was unceremoniously killed in Age of Ultronmuch to the dismay of fans.
But Johnson wasn’t done playing comic book characters. He’s one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood right now and was even a contender for the title role in Matt Reeves. The Batman. Eventually he joined Kraven the hunter and plans to deliver an engaged performance. Johnson recently spoke to Hero Magazine about her physical transformation and her take on the character.
“You just hope that you’re going to represent something that you can bring to life. There’s, again, room for interpretation and you want to be able to bring something in and let it come off the page. That’s another new challenge, talk about putting yourself under pressure all the time I don’t shy away from controversial shit, I don’t know what that is, but I’m still drawn to what might actually fuck me up ‘air -ng blow!’
Let’s hope the movie does better than Jared Leto’s widely criticized one Morbius. It could be argued that Sony’s second attempt to launch a Spider Man the universe depends on Kraven the hunter Hit.
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