Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for its live-action Spider-Man universe film, Kraven the Hunter. The movie, which focuses on the origins of the iconic Marvel villain, follows in the footsteps of previous Sony Pictures releases, such as Venom and Morbius. The plot details of the film are still under wraps, but the trailer gives fans a glimpse of what to expect.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Plays The Lead Role
Former MCU star Aaron Taylor-Johnson takes on the lead role as Sergei Kravinoff, a Russian hunter aiming to prove himself to the world. According to the actor, Kraven is a “conservationist” and “protector of the natural world.” Joining Taylor-Johnson in the cast is a star-studded lineup that includes Ariana DeBose and Russell Crowe.
The Trailer Gives A Violent Origin Story For Kraven
The trailer reveals that Kraven is a violent character, described as “animalistic” and “vicious.” The character is seen holding his iconic fur vest from the comics. The footage shown confirms that Kraven the Hunter will be rated R and features a lot of blood and violence. Kraven uses various weapons, from spears to bear traps, to decapitate and chop up his foes. The trailer also reveals that Russell Crowe will play Kraven’s father in the story, and the two will be in opposition. The trailer ends with the reveal of another iconic Marvel character, The Rhino, who undergoes a physical transformation after injecting himself with a serum.
Kraven The Hunter Draws From Spider-Man’s Gallery Of Villains
Kraven the Hunter draws from Spider-Man’s gallery of villains. While it is unclear if Tom Holland’s Spider-Man character will appear in the movie, The Rhino is confirmed to be involved. The film’s depiction of The Rhino appears to be more comic-accurate, with the character physically transforming into an animal. Russell Crowe’s father figure will also be an antagonist for Kraven in the film, although it’s unclear if he will be connected to The Rhino in any way.
Kraven the Hunter promises to be a unique addition to Sony’s Spider-Man universe. With its violent R-rating and gory footage, the film sets itself apart from its predecessors. Fans can expect a thrilling and action-packed movie that draws from Spider-Man’s gallery of villains.