The Bullet Train Accelerated Aaron Taylor-Johnson To Sony’s Kraven the Hunter
Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has at least a little experience in the superhero genre. His next adventure in a comic book movie will see him take on the animal persona of Kraven the Hunter, an iconic villain from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. As the actor says, it’s thanks to his performance on High-speed train.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor-Johnson confirmed that Sony executives cast him as Kraven after watching dailies from High-speed train. He said: “It’s one of those magical, rare moments when the stars align just doing your job the best you can. I was showing up to work and loving it all. And then someone others higher up on the totem were looking down and noticing the hard work and what I was trying to accomplish.”
He added: “I got a call saying, ‘We’re thinking of you for this thing.’ That’s when they hooked me up with JC Chandor, the director, and Matt Tolmach, the producer, and we all hit it off, so I’m very lucky that Kraven is the next project. , and to be with the same studio, Sony , it was really wonderful.”
Who is Kraven the Hunter?
Kraven the Hunter debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 (written by Stan Lee, illustrated by Steve Ditko, with letters by Artie Simek) in 1964. He remained one of the Web-Slingers’ most formidable adversaries and is often described as being obsessed with hunting Spider-Man for sports. It’s unclear which, if any, of the supervillain’s comic book stories Sony’s next film will adapt.
Taylor-Johnson has expressed his enthusiasm for Kraven the Hunter on several occasions in recent months, assuring fans, “Kraven is a beautiful character. Sergei Kravinov is a beautiful character because he’s someone who really understands himself and has flaws. He’s a character that was built ages ago and it’s in a new era, but yeah, is he going to be the hunter we all want to see? Yes, absolutely. Absolutely.
When it comes to whether or not the anti-hero will take on Spider-Man, however, the actor played coy. Asked about a potential confrontation between Kraven and his nemesis, the actor replied, “That’s a really interesting question. In the comics, there’s been a lot of comics that have that, so, you know? So , the possibilities are definitely there.” says Taylor-Johnson. “Kraven is a really interesting character, man.”
Kraven the hunter is currently filming and is set to hit theaters on January 13, 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter