Aaron Taylor-Johnson Says Kraven the Hunter is 'Spider-Man's Number 1 Rival'

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Kraven the Hunter might be a popular character among comic book fans but the rest of the world still doesn't know much about the antihero. So what do we need to learn about the character who is getting his own spin-off movie? Aaron Taylor-Johnson shared some exciting details about the hunter and claims that he is "Spider-Man's Number One Rival!"

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is currently promoting his new film Bullet Train but he also discussed his upcoming Sony Pictures project Kraven the Hunter. The Avengers: Age of Ultron star was more than happy to talk to Variety about his character who he described as “one of Marvel’s most iconic, notorious anti-heroes — Spider Man’s number one rival.”

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Taylor-Johnson also pointed out that he was thrilled to play a comic book figure who is “not an alien, or a wizard. He’s just a hunter, a human with conviction. An animal lover and a protector of the natural world. He’s a very, very cool character.”

Finally, Taylor-Johnson revealed why Kraven the Hunter is different from other Marvel films. “This one is shot entirely on location,” he said.

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This is an awesome bit of information that could lend some authenticity to the movie. Kraven the Hunter is still in production but hopefully, we'll get an update on the film soon.

Kraven the Hunter will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the big-game hunter Sergei "Kraven" Kravinoff while Ariana DeBose is set to portray the voodoo priestess Calypso. The film is being directed by J. C. Chandor from a screenplay by Richard Wenk and the writing duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

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For now, the first teaser and related promotional media for Kraven the Hunter have not yet been released. Nevertheless, the film is already scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2023.

Related: Kraven the Hunter Set Photos Reveal First Look at Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Action