Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film focused on Kraven the Hunter has found its villain. Alessandro Nivola, who many might know from The Many Saints of Newark, has joined the project as its main villain. Sadly, there are still no details on which character he might be playing, but he joins a stacked cast that consists of Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, and Fred Hechinger. Aaron Taylor Johnson will take on the mantle of the main character.
The J.C. Chandor directed film will explore the origin of one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains but there’s no word if the webhead might join at a point as well. Most of their spinoffs, like Venom or the upcoming Morbius, have mostly relied on references but didn’t actually feature a version of the friendly neighborhood Spideys.
Venom was confirmed as part of the multiverse, which managed to separate the MCU version starring Tom Holland from the rest of the universe. Yet, Morbius‘ addition of Michael Keaton‘s Toomes has added some confusion to the mix, especially with one trailer explicitly referencing Venom. So, we’ll see if Sony has any plans in the near future.
After their success with Spider-Man: No Way Home, it wouldn’t be too surprising that they’re all in with more spinoff films heading our way. With an all-star cast, the film does offer some possibility to explore the character of Kraven in a new way. Curious enough, early rumors hinting at him becoming the main antagonist of No Way Home, but guess the new multiversal direction fast-tracked the separate film franchise.