Aaron Taylor-Johnson can currently be seen in Sony’s Bullet Train, which is set to top the box office once again in its second weekend, but he can next be seen as the Spider-Man villain, Kraven the Hunter. Production on the Spider-Man offshoot recently wrapped production and for the former Quicksilver actor, it’s exciting because it filmed entirely on location.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor-Johnson discussed the differences in filming both Bullet Train and Kraven the Hunter. The former, of course, was filmed almost entirely on a soundstage, while Kraven was filmed on location which the actor believes will make a huge difference in the way the story is told. “Kraven being shot entirely on location is going to make all the difference. It’s going to add something really beautiful to our personal story,” Taylor-Johnson said. “It also sets Kraven apart from that Marvel stage look. It’s important for this character to be in the real world. It’s important for the authenticity of the story.”
As the actor notes, it’s important that for a character who is mainly running barefoot on the streets, it’s important to use the elements in the storytelling. It’s a far cry from the actor’s work on Avengers: Age of Ultron, where most of his work as Quicksilver was done on a soundstage, but it remains to be seen whether or not filming on location gives Kraven the Hunter a much-needed push. After all, Sony’s most recent Spider-Man offshoot, Morbius, was both a critical and box office failure.
Kraven the Hunter will hit theaters on Jan. 13, 2023. It’s directed by J. C. Chandor and stars Taylor-Johnson as the titular character, alongside Russell Crowe, Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott, Levi Miller, and Alessandro Nivola. The screenplay was written by Richard Wenk, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.