Kraven the Hunter star Aaron Taylor-Johnson discusses the chances of fighting the wall-crawler himself in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.

Kraven the Hunter is one of the upcoming solo films set in Sony’s separate Spider-Man universe. Now, lead star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has addressed the possibility of seeing Kraven fight Spider-Man on the big screen.

Kraven is a Marvel Comics character who is known for coming into conflict with Spider-Man throughout almost all forms of media. It’s not confirmed if Spider-Man appears in Kraven the Hunter, but the film itself will show the human side of Kraven rather than the savage combat-prone character many are used to.

During an interview with Variety, Taylor-Johnson didn’t reveal much when asked about whether or not Kraven will fight Spider-Man. “There have been many comic books that have that, so the possibilites are definitely there,” he said before praising his co-star Ariana DeBose. The Kraven film is mainly about the titular character, so fans shouldn’t hold their breath when it comes to seeing the iconic Spider-Man. It’s also unclear which Spider-Man it would end up being. With Vulture’s appearance in Morbius, it literally leaves the door open for any character to appear in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

Morbius wasn’t received well, so Sony is under some pressure to figure out what the next step is to get back on the fans’ good side when it comes to their villain stories. As a result, many have eyes on Kraven the Hunter and how it will perform. Right now, it’s unclear as to what will become of it, but there are many things that separate this film from its vampire counterpart.

One thing that sets this movie apart is that Kraven is a much more popular and highly requested character who many fans would love to see in comparison to the vampire menace. Kraven also has a much more grounded backstory that could Sony adapt in multiple ways. This character is also much easier for newer fans to gravitate towards.

It’s clear that a sinister six or villain team is being teased by these solo releases, but the question is if the payoff will be worth it. If Spider-Man never shows up after all these solo villain films, then what’s the point? It’s very nice to focus on smaller characters, but often times these villains work best when they are in the same story as the heroes everyone knows and loves.

Kraven the Hunter is scheduled to release in theaters on January 13, 2023.





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