Sony Delays ‘Kraven The Hunter’ Nine Months, ‘Madame Web’ Pushed To 2024

Here’s one of the major drawbacks of building a cohesive cinematic universe. When one film gets delayed significantly, everything else has to move, too. Neither DC or Marvel Studios has been immune to this problem, and now Sony’s Spiderverse is facing it, as well, with Kraven the Hunter being delayed nine months.

Sony Pictures announced that Kraven the Hunter, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Spider-Man’s predatory nemesis, is moving from January 13th 2023 to October 6th. Damn. That’s a long time, but there could be an upside. Coming out in October, which around the time Sony reserves for Venom, suggests they have more confidence in it than simply dropping it unceremoniously in January.

Okay, now back to the bad news. The delay means Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson has also been pushed off of its October 6th 2023 date to February 16th 2024.

Finally, an untitled Sony/Marvel movie has been pushed up from July 12th 2024, to June 6th 2024. Could that be the fourth Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland, set in an MCU that doesn’t know he exists? While that would be awesome because we’re all excited to see where that goes, the likelihood is that it’s Venom 3 or a project we’re yet to learn of.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.