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dex14 08-02-18 11:30 AM

Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 

Hot off the success of The Equalizer 2, screenwriter Richard Wenk is being brought on to write a Kraven the Hunter movie for Sony Pictures, multiple sources tell Collider.

Back in June 2017, THR reported that Sony was planning to expand the Spider-Man universe with films like Silver & Black, while “other projects will focus on Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio,” so news of the solo Kraven project itself is more than a year old. However, now that Sony is in the process of hiring a writer, it’s a strong sign that the studio is getting serious about expanding the non-Spider-Man Spidey universe and that the Kraven movie is heating up.

Also known as Sergei Kravinoff, Kraven the Hunter is one of Spider-Man’s best known and most formidable enemies, as well as the half-brother of the Chameleon. The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man properties including animated series, video games and of course, the Marvel comics, including the popular story Kraven’s Last Hunt. Kraven is known for hunting big game, but what is Kraven without his white whale Spider-Man, who he considers his ultimate trophy? That’s what Wenk will be tasked with figuring out, as Spider-Man himself is still tied up solely in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while films like Kraven and Venom exist in their own separate universe with no Marvel Studios oversight. Wenk will also be tasked with introducing Kraven the Hunter to movie audiences, as the character has never appeared on the big screen before.

Quite frankly, the future of Kraven and other spinoffs will likely be determined by how Venom performs at the global box office. One big question that still surrounds Venom is whether that film will be rated R or PG-13. The latter rating would allow Venom to dovetail with Spider-Man down the line, while an R-rating would indicate that Sony is willing to chase a different, more adult audience. That gamble paid off for Fox and Deadpool, but it might be too risky for Sony, given all that’s at stake. And besides, if Sony was going to go the R-rated route, it probably would’ve announced that intention by now. If Venom is going to be killing and eating people in a violent fashion, it may be tough for Sony to put the character into a more family-friendly Spider-Man movie down the line, as the tone of each film would clash with rather than compliment each other. Either way, if Venom is a success, I’d expect Kraven to chase the same audience, and if Venom underperforms, I could see Sony going in the opposite direction in terms of what rating future spinoffs would chase.

And speaking of the studio, sources say that Sony executive Palak Patel has been instrumental in exploring new directions to take the Spidey universe under the supervision of Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch. Patel isn’t in charge of Sony’s universe of Marvel characters in the way that Walter Hamada is in charge of DC movies at Warner Bros. — for example, Patel isn’t involved in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was overseen by Kristine Belson at Sony Pictures Animation, who reports directly to Tom Rothman — but as one of Panitch’s direct reports, he is often pulled into development meetings for films based on Marvel characters. So while Patel did work on Venom, he also worked on Superfly, so Marvel movies are hardly his sole focus at Sony.

Sony is high on Wenk after The Equalizer 2 opened to $36 million, which is nearly $2 million more than the first film. The sequel has grossed $68 million at the domestic box office in less than two weeks of release, while the original took in nearly $200 million worldwide. Wenk’s previous credits include 16 Blocks, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. He’s represented by the Gersh Agency and the Arlook Group, neither of which responded to requests for comment.
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devilshalo 08-02-18 11:49 AM

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Wenk’s previous credits include 16 Blocks, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
None of those give me any confidence including EQ2.

PhantomStranger 08-02-18 12:24 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
The Mechanic was a solid action movie.

Why So Blu? 08-02-18 12:27 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Only Magnificent Seven - it was a lot of fun and the cast had a ball. I also love Vamp but that was 30 years ago and Wenk also directed that one.

fumanstan 08-02-18 12:31 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
I liked The Mechanic too.

But like the other spin offs, I feel like none of these really hit their potential without the Spider-Man connections.

Josh-da-man 08-02-18 01:20 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
A film based on "Kraven's Last Hunt" could be interesting. Sony could do it entirely from Kraven's point of view, with Spider-Man never appearing out of costume, and could be consistent with the MCU if Holland isn't available.

Red Hood 08-02-18 04:05 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Why is it so hard for Sony to work with Disney/Marvel instead of throwing shit at the ceiling and seeing what sticks? The Venom film looks bad, or as some people have said, a reboot of Catwoman. They need to stop with this shit and tie it in to the MCU to make it work.

dex14 02-09-21 06:33 PM

re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Internet rumor is Sony offered the role to Keanu:
https://www.cbr.com/keanu-reeves-kraven-the-hunter/

Josh-da-man 02-09-21 09:56 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
I could sort of see Keanu in the role, but the character would seem to have Jeffrey Dean Morgan written all over him.

If Keanu were to join the MCU, I think I'd rather see him play a different character. Wolverine? Dr. Doom? Norman Osborn?

Toddarino 02-10-21 07:34 AM

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I’d greatly prefer JDM in the role. Kraven seems like a one or two film villain. If they cast Keanu, I’m sure they’d turn him into a Venom/Morbius style antihero. Plus if Keanu was involved in the MCU, I’d rather have him for the long haul.

Red Hood 02-10-21 08:30 AM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Keanu has the look and temper to be a great Silver Surfer. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pedro Pascal, Javier Bardem or Edgar Ramirez would be great as Kraven. The perfect casting would be Karl Urban, but if they tie this later on to the MCU, well that could be a problem due to Urban already playing Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok.

windom 02-10-21 11:00 AM

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I'm not too familiar with the character, but from what I've seen Kraven is a big muscular guy. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been looking super skinny on The Walking Dead for most of his run. I say get Henry Cavill since DC doesn't know what to do with him.

stingermck 02-10-21 12:36 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Jason Momoa walking around looks like Kraven

Josh-da-man 02-10-21 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by windom (Post 13888722)
I'm not too familiar with the character, but from what I've seen Kraven is a big muscular guy. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been looking super skinny on The Walking Dead for most of his run.

Kraven is a super-villain who is a big game hunter. He's probably best remembered for "Kraven's Last Hunt," a six-part storyline running through all three of the then-current Spiderman titles in the late 80s, a "dark and gritty" Spiderman tale in the mold of DC's The Dark Knight Returns and Killing Joke.

Kraven's physique isn't necessarily an important part of the character.


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blairwitchfan 02-18-21 11:07 AM

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saw a youtube movie guy (sorry can't remember the source) say Reeves has turned it down and they have offered it to Urban

OldBoy 02-18-21 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by blairwitchfan (Post 13893095)
saw a youtube movie guy (sorry can't remember the source) say Reeves has turned it down and they have offered it to Urban

that would be cool to. i love Karl Urban and so glad he's getting his dues now.

devilshalo 02-18-21 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13893099)
that would be cool to. i love Karl Urban and so glad he's getting his dues now.

Urban has ties with Sony with The Boys. He already has the look as Butcher. It will be interesting to see if this will be part of the MCU or the Sony Spider-verse, since Urban was Executioner in Ragnarok.

Mike86 02-18-21 12:29 PM

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I’ve heard Keanu Reeves is possibly interested in a Constantine reboot. So maybe he doesn’t want to do two different comic book movie roles.

Deftones 02-18-21 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike86 (Post 13893161)
I’ve heard Keanu Reeves is possibly interested in a Constantine reboot. So maybe he doesn’t want to do two different comic book movie roles.

doubt that is happening now. HBO Max is working on a show for Constantine that will tie directly into the Justice League Dark show.

Obi-Wanma 02-18-21 06:12 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
I've also heard that Fiege has been looking for the right MCU role for Keanu. If that were the case, and I were Keanu, I would also be hesitant to jump into Sony's Spiderverse.

windom 05-26-21 05:33 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Aaron Taylor Johnson will be Kraven.

https://deadline.com/2021/05/kraven-...in-1234764921/

IBJoel 05-26-21 05:35 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Well at least he won't have to work out for the role. Dude's already an adonis

dex14 05-26-21 05:36 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
Is it so hard to not cast someone who already played a comic character?

Josh-da-man 05-26-21 06:55 PM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 
I would be scratching my head at ATJ playing Kraven if I hadn't seen him in Tenet.

Runaway 05-27-21 12:44 AM

Re: Kraven the Hunter (D: Chandor) -- News, rumors
 

Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 13938684)
Is it so hard to not cast someone who already played a comic character?

SInce Marvel waisted so many actors on small roles, yeah it is.


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