Kraven the Hunter chose its villain. While Kit Harington looks like he’s in MCU over the eternalChristopher Abbott has been tapped for a key role in Sony’s expansions in the Marvel franchise. Deadline reports that Abbott will play The Foreigner alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, The Hunter (aka Kraven).
Although he does not face any There is no way home hero, The Foreigner has notably confronted Spidey in several comics. This time, however, he’ll appear with one of Marvel’s iconic anti-heroes, Kraven, who has battled Venom, Black Panther, and even Spider-Man. The Foreigner has no superhuman abilities; However, the Black Widow-like assassin is one of the best martial artists in the comics.
Taylor-Johnson and Abbott will star alongside Academy Award nominee Ariana DeBose, Alessandro Nivola, Fred Hechinger, and Marvel BFF Russell Crowe. Just last week, Nivola was cast as an unsung villain in the movie – Kraven has a lot of vices on his plate. JC Chandor will direct the script from Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk.
Abbott is known for his less sinister roles, like his unconventional hero in George Clooney Catch-22 mini-series, or Marnie’s dashing boyfriend in Girls. Recently, however, the star has played roles in more thrilling films such as Black bear, Ownersand It tracksperhaps good preparation for his nefarious transition.
Sony has thrived on their Marvel content after the huge success of both Venom movies (even getting them to guest-star in the MCU with There is no way home). Jared Leto is delayed Morbius will land in cinemas next month, and Venom there is a third installation on the way. Other highlights include Dakota Johnson adapted from Madame Webb and a potential Spider-Woman movie from director Olivia Wilde. If Sony can play their cards right with Kraven the Hunter, they might be on their way to a more ominous version of the MCU. (But, let’s face it, they still have a long way to go from Batman sad emoji.)
Kraven the Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2023.
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