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Yet Another Marvel Movie In The Works At Sony, Because All Of Spider-Man's Villains Need Them

They've yet to put Kraven the Hunter in a Spider-Man movie, so why not give him a film all his own? That sounds like Marvel and Sony's plan.


One thing's for sure, if movie theaters ever open again, we'll be watching Marvel movies set in Sony's ever-expanding Spider-Man universe for a long time to come. Hot on the heels of the news that Olivia Wilde would co-write and direct a female-centric movie believed to be Spider-Woman, comes news of yet another film in the works.

According to Deadline, that movie would be about none other than Kraven the Hunter. Kraven, who is also known by the name Sergei Kravinoff, is a big game hunter that has been tormenting Spider-Man pretty regularly since his comic book debut in 1964, and starred in the Kraven's Last Hunt story arc, which is widely regarded as one of the best Spider-Man stories of all time. The character is even an original member of the Sinister Six team of villains in Spider-Man comics. He's yet to appear in any of Spider-Man's live-action films, though a version of the character did appear in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Is that relevant here? Absolutely not, but why pass up a chance to talk about that disaster of a musical?

JC Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Triple Frontier) is reportedly in negotiations to serve as director of the film, while Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) is writing the script.

This potential Kraven film joins a long list of other Spider-Man adjacent films in the works. In addition to the upcoming Venom and Morbius movies, the aforementioned Spider-Woman is reported to be in the works, as well as a Madame Web film. Of course, there are also sequels to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Far From Home on the way.

Like many movies, though, several of these titles have been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at our guide of every movie delayed by the pandemic for more.

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