First Look at Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Spider-Man Villain Kraven Revealed in Set Video
Following the record success of Spider-Man: No Coming HomeSony continues to develop its own Spider-Man universe, which began with Tom Hardy’s Venom in 2018. Ready to follow Jared Leto Morbius, and ahead of the production of the next studios Madame WebSony’s next spin-off confirmed to be Spider-Man Kraven the hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Sony has yet to confirm whether Spider-Man will play a role in the Spider-inspired spin-off, but Kraven the hunter already has a stacked cast. Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be joined by West Side StoryAriana DeBose as Calypso Ezili, Fred Hechinger as The Chameleon, Christopher Abbott as the film’s main villain, Foreigner, and Russell Crowe, who would play Kraven’s father.
With a release date of January 13, 2023 and JC Chandor in the director’s chair, the filming of Kraven the hunter officially started; and now fans have their first look at action scenes from the upcoming film.
Action scenes revealed by Kraven the hunter of Spider-Man
twitter user @KravenSource released a series of car chase action sequences from Kraven the hunter while filming in London, England, which offers a first look at Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven played by a stunt double.
The first one video shows a double for Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven hanging from the side of a black van near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Another clip offers a closer look at Taylor-Johnson’s double in a formal white button down and barefoot pants:
An additional amount of video shows another angle of this action scene with Kraven focused on what’s behind him as his van moves through traffic.
Finally, Reddit user u/cyber2024 posted a video where Kraven almost seems to lose his grip as the van turns around the corner, followed by him jumping onto the fast moving vehicle.
Filming is set to continue in London on March 26-27.
First look at Kraven the Hunter in action
Since the comics depict Kraven as a big game hunter who wears furs and skins, how Sony intends to adapt the character for today has been the subject of speculation. While fans don’t yet know what the studio has planned for her look and costume, these videos from set show off some of her potential powers in action.
According to the comics, Kraven possesses a variety of superhuman abilities. Among them are enhanced senses such as sight, hearing, and smell, just like an animal.
While this footage only shows a few moments of an action sequence, it’s worth noting that the stuntman’s body language and movements are animal quality. Maybe Sony intends to lean on Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven as a wild predator as opposed to a big game hunter?
As production continues, fans can expect to see and learn more about this film. And once Morbius premieres in theaters on April 1, audiences should have a better idea of how Sony intends to handle its wall-crawler spinoff and whether a Spider-Man star will play a part in this adjacent universe.
Kraven the hunter is set to debut in theaters on January 13, 2023.