Kraven the Hunter star Aaron-Taylor Johnson left a hint on Instagram making fans think Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming film.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, although alluded to, has so far been noticeably absent from Sony’s Spider-Verse films, including Venom and Morbius, but the soon-to-be-released Kraven the Hunter might change this trend. On June 19, the first trailer for the hotly anticipated movie hit the internet, showcasing Aaron Taylor Johnson in the lead role and indicating a ruthlessly fierce narrative justifying its R-rating.
Shortly after, Johnson dropped a subtle hint via Instagram about a potential face-off with Spider-Man in the forthcoming film. Alongside the Kraven the Hunter trailer on his Instagram, Johnson posted a potentially revealing caption, stating, “Spider-Man…I’m coming for you.”
While this cryptic message might not imply anything significant, it has sparked speculation that Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man could make a surprise appearance in the movie. However, it’s uncertain whether this supposed cameo would occur within the film’s main storyline or as part of a post-credits scene.
The notion of Spider-Man’s presence was subtly suggested in the Kraven the Hunter trailer through a visually striking scene. In this particular sequence, the titular character is seen enveloped by a swarm of dangling spiders as he lies on the ground. This clever visual cue has left fans speculating about the potential involvement of Spider-Man in the storyline.
In the world of Marvel comic books, Spider-Man and Kraven the Hunter share a complex and long-standing rivalry. Kraven/Sergei Kravinoff, is a renowned big-game hunter who becomes obsessed with proving himself the world’s greatest hunter by defeating Spider-Man.
This pursuit leads to one of the most iconic Spider-Man storylines, known as Kraven’s Last Hunt, where Kraven seemingly defeats Spider-Man and takes his place to prove that he is superior.
The movie, Kraven the Hunter, dives deep into the gritty and exhilarating beginnings of the iconic villain. It unfolds the narrative prior to Kraven’s well-known grudge against Spider-Man, illustrating his transformation as he gains numerous superpowers and cultivates a special connection with wildlife. He then exploits these acquired capabilities in his unyielding mission to hunt down those he deems the actual culprits in society.
As the first R-rated installment in the Sony Spider-Man spin-off series, Kraven the Hunter is set to usher in an unprecedented level of bloodshed and violence to this comic-book-inspired universe, a prospect that could spell trouble for Spider-Man should their paths intersect on the silver screen.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Academy Award winners Ariana DeBose as Calypso, Kraven’s romantic interest and a voodoo priestess, and Russell Crowe as Kraven’s father.
Additionally, Kraven the Hunter will feature a host of other Spider-Man villains, such as Fred Hechinger as The Chameleon, Kraven’s half-brother and a master of disguise, Alessandro Nivola as The Rhino, and Christopher Abbott as the central villain, the Foreigner.
With Kraven the Hunter not set to hit theaters until October, fans have quite a long wait to find out if Spider-Man indeed makes an appearance in the film. The speculation surrounding Spider-Man’s involvement has certainly piqued interest, and the suspense will undoubtedly continue to build in the months leading up to the film’s release.
Whether this much-anticipated crossover takes place or not, this wait ensures that the anticipation and excitement around the movie remain high.