It’s official! Rising A-lister Aaron Taylor Johnson has been selected to take on the role of long-time Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter, and this brooding villainous anti-hero is set to get his own movie very soon.
Taylor-Johnson’s casting was confirmed in The Hollywood Reporter, with it reported that his casting was all-but confirmed after his impressive work in David Leitch’s (Deadpool 2, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw) Bullet Train, which is set to star Brad Pitt in the lead role.
As Kraven, Johnson will step into the role of one of the most feared villains in the entire Marvel Universe. Known as a big-game hunter and ruthless adversary of the superhero Spider-Man, Kraven is an intense and militaristic character who has proved his mettle many times over and who will make a very big impression on audiences when he finally reaches the big screen.
Upon seeing the casting of Johnson I was definitely intrigued as the role of Kraven had been heavily touted for Keanu Reeves, who had met for the part, while I had originally hoped o see the likes of Jon Hamm in the role. But thinking more on it I can definitely say that it’s very cool to know that someone of Johnson’s talent will be involved with this new project and I can’t wait to see what his take on the character will be.
Interestingly this will also be the third time that Johnson has played a superhero character, and the second time he’s played a Marvel superhero, having appeared as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron and having got his first notable role in 2010’s Kick-Ass.
While we’ll have to wait a while before we finally see this new Kraven the Hunter movie this casting is definitely something to get excited about and with the movie moving into production next year we’ll be in for plenty of thrills when it finally arrives in cinemas on January 13 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter