This week saw the release of the brand-new trailer for Venom, which is a film that will be coming out in its own little pocket universe. Sure, Sony Pictures has been playing nice with Marvel Studios when it comes to your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, but don’t think they’re not willing to keep profiting off the other ancillary characters they have rights to, for better or worse.
In addition to Venom, they also have Silver and Black in the works — though it looks like they’re going back to the drawing table on the latter film. But they ain’t stopping. Now, Collider is reporting that Sony has hired The Equalizer 2 screenwriter Richard Wenk to develop a Kraven the Hunter film.
For those who don’t know, Kraven the Hunter’s real name is Sergei Kravinoff, and he’s kind of a silly-looking big game hunter who dresses in the skin of the animals he’s killed. But in 1987, Marvel put out a great comic book storyline in the form of Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, which found Spider-Man defeated and buried alive. Kraven then took on a Spider-Man suit of his own and took over Spidey’s job before eventually being confronted. It’s kind of a messed up story, and one that is likely the best suited for the big screen — though, given that Spider-Man is over the MCU, it sounds improbable. Though because Kraven has crossed paths with Venom, this is a territory that could be covered.
This can also be good news for actor Stefan Kapičić (Colossus in Deadpool) who, when I last spoke with him at San Diego Comic-Con, expressed his interest in taking on the role of the Hunter. Call him up, Sony!
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