Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen in new set pics for Kraven The Hunter in London, wearing “barefoot” footwear for an intense action sequence.
New Kraven The Hunter set pics show Aaron Taylor-Johnson filming an intense action scene. Taylor-Johnson plays the titular villain in the solo film that takes place within Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe, which operates separately from Marvel Studios MCU. The film is directed by J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier) and has a supporting cast that includes Russell Crowe, Alessandro Nivola, Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott, Fred Hechinger, and Levi Miller.
Kraven The Hunter was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1964 in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man, a Russian immigrant who seeks to defeat Spider-Man to prove his worth as a big-game hunter. The White Lotus’ Hechinger is onboard to star as another Spider-Man villain in the film, playing The Chameleon, who also happens to be Kraven’s half-brother. Nivola is said to be the main villain of the film, but it has yet to be revealed which villain that is.
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Currently, Kraven The Hunter is in production, and numerous looks have been seen of Taylor-Johnson on the set. Now more peeks of the actor have been revealed, this time in an apparently intense action sequence. The sequence in question shows Taylor-Johnson in civilian attire, running through a garden-like area in Hyde Park, London. The actor was seen wearing two different outfits, both of them with the tooth necklace that Kraven typically wears. He was also seen wearing what appeared to be “footed” shoes, which may be there to show that he’s running bearfoot, while protecting the actor’s feet for the scene. Take a look at the images below (via Emirgamzayev Orxan and Just Jared):
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This isn’t the first time Taylor-Johnson has taken on a comic-book role, as the actor has donned a costume for multiple properties in his career. Taylor-Johnson starred as the lead in both Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, as well as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. His Age of Ultron character was killed off in the film, taking him off the MCU chessboard ever since. However, now that the multiverse is in effect and he’s slipping into the Kraven role with Sony, it’s entirely possible he could re-enter the MCU as a totally different character.
It’s hard to figure where Kraven The Hunter will land with moviegoers, as Sony’s latest effort to continue their Marvel/Spider-Man universe of films has been met with mostly negative reactions. Jared Leto’s Morbius was savaged by critics and has made okay box office, but nothing that signifies it as a major success. The expectation was that it would benefit from Spider-Man: No Way Home’s popularity, but it appears that the lack of a certain web-slinging superhero may be a hindrance to a series of movies about his rogue’s gallery. However, Kraven The Hunter does have an excellent cast and Chandor is an interesting filmmaker, so perhaps this latest effort will do what Sony had hoped Morbius would.
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Kraven the Hunter (2023)Release date: Jan 13, 2023
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