SONY continues their expansion of the success of Tom Holland run as Spider-Man as it has been announced that New Zealand born actor Russell Crowe, known for films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and Master and Commander has been cast in the upcoming Kraven the Hunter solo film. No details have been given yet as to what role 57 year old actor will be playing, but it is believed he will be one of the main characters starring alongside the film’s star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Funny enough this isn’t the Oscar winner’s first run with a cinematic universe as he appeared in Warner Bros.’s Man of Steel in 2013 where he played Jor El, the father of Kal El aka Superman, as part of the DCEU, and in Universal’s The Mummy in 2017 as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in the now scrapped Dark Universe.
With the recent success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, bringing in over $1.7 Billion at the global box office, we have slowly been getting more details on the numerous spinoffs the company has planned. Besides the upcoming Morbius film starring Jared Leto, releasing on April 1st, other characters named include Madame Web, Black Cat, Nightwatch, Jackpot, Silver Sable, Prowler and more.
Kraven the Hunter was announced to be in development in 2020 and was supposedly going to be the main villain in the third Tom Holland Spider-Man film had the Disney-SONY deal fallen through. The film is set to release in 2023 but no current release date has been publicly given. The film’s plot is also shrouded in secrecy and it is unknown if Kraven will be more of an anti-hero or a full blown hero like character.
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