Hot on the heels of the second trailer for Venom, it appears Sony Pictures is gearing up to develop a movie based on Spider-Man villain, Kraven the Hunter.
According to sources from Collider, Sony is bringing on The Equalizer 2 scribe Richard Wenk to write the script. Wenk has also written scripts for The Expendables 2, The Mechanic, and 2016’s The Magnificent Seven.
Kraven the Hunter is a beloved villain by many Spidey fans and it is not hard to see why. Kraven, who also goes by the name Sergei Kravinoff is a notorious big game hunter who sees Spider-Man to be the ultimate catch. However, since this is part of Sony’s “Venomverse”, it is likely Tom Holland’s Spidey will not appear in the film. However, if Holland’s rendition of everybody’s favorite web-slinger does show up in Venom this October, then that will be a different story. For now, it looks like Kraven will have to go on the hunt for someone else.
These aren’t the only Spider-Man villain projects that Sony is rumored to have in the works. The report also states that Sony is at work on projects that include Silver Sable and Black Cat, Cindy Moon, Morbius, and Mysterio. Morbius is officially being played by Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto, and Jake Gyllenhaal is rumored to be taking on the mantle of Mysterio in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
It seems as if Sony is really gearing up to create a universe of Spidey villains without Spider-Man so it will be interesting to see how they incorporate him, if at all, and how audiences will react to the absence of the Marvel hero. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to see Spider-Man take on his arch-rivals.
Venom will be the first to kick off this onslaught of films when it releases on October 5.
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