Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Hunting Big Game In Brutal ‘Kraven The Hunter’ Red Band Trailer

Sony’s live-action Spider-Man projects, other than the Tom Holland/Marvel Studios ones, haven’t fared as well as their animated Spider-Verse movies. But the hope is that will change with Kraven the Hunter, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the predatorial Spidey villain who is always looking for big game to hunt.

The new trailer teases a Kraven origin story, as Sergei Kravinoz endures a harsh upbringing at the hands of his cruel father (Russell Crowe) to become the most dangerous hunter in the world.

Also in the cast are Oscar winner Arina DeBose as Calypso, Alessandro Nivola as Rhino, and Fred Hechinger as Chameleon, Kraven’s half-brother. Christopher Abbott is also aboard as Kraven’s chief enemy, although his identity remains unclear.

The film is directed by JC Chandor, best known for A Most Violent Year, Margin Call, and All is Lost.

So what’s different about Kraven than the rest of Sony’s Spidey-villain flicks? Unlike Venom, Morbius, or the upcoming Madame Web, the MPAA has given Kraven the Hunter an ‘R’ rating, and you get a glimpse why in this brutal footage.

Kraven the Hunter hits theaters on October 6th. Check that out as well as the new poster which features Kraven in his most iconic gear and pose, sitting on his throne.

Travis Hopson
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