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"Kraven the Hunter" Release Date Delayed to 2024

Sat 29 Jul 2023 | 02:52 PM
Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter
Yara Sameh

Sony Pictures has moved the release date of its R-rated Spider-Man Universe spin-off movie, “Kraven the Hunter” from October 6, 2023 to August 30, 2024.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train) as the iconic Marvel villain Sergei Kravinoff.

In comic book storylines, Kraven debuted in Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #15. He considered himself the greatest hunter in the world and deemed the wall-crawler the ultimate prey to catch. Kraven is also oftentimes portrayed as a member of the supervillain team the Sinister Six.

The latest in Sony Pictures’ universe of Marvel characters features Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train) as the iconic Marvel villain Sergei Kravinoff.

It also stars Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Russell Crowe, and Fred Hechinger. Crowe portrays Taylor-johnson’s father Sergei Kravinoff and Alessandro Nivola plays the Rhino.

Sony debuted the first glimpse of the upcoming movie with new footage at CinemaCon 2023, bringing Taylor-Johnson onstage to present footage to an audience of theater owners.

During the introduction, the actor made the declaration that “Kraven” would be rated R, promising some bloody violence.

Prior to release, Marvel fans had speculated that Tom Hardy’s “Venom” and Jared Leto’s “Morbius” could earn R ratings, but both were released under a PG-13 from the MPAA. “Kraven” marks the first R-rated Marvel picture from Sony.

Taylor-Johnson previously said he liked playing Kraven because he’s "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."

The actor also called Kraven "one of Marvel's most iconic, notorious anti-heroes" and "Spider-Man's number one rival."

"Kraven the Hunter" also features Ariana DeBose as Calypso and Fred Hechinger as Dmitri Smerdyakov/ Chameleon, a master of disguise who also just so happens to be Kraven's half-brother in the comics. Christopher Abbott and Levi Miller also star.

J.C. Chandor directs the pic from a screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk.

The new release date comes in the middle of a major slate shuffle from Sony Pictures due to the ongoing dual strike.

The Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA are currently fighting for their rights as their members weren’t paid a fair wage for the hard work they put into the movies and television series that entertain the world.

The strike has already delayed multiple productions, and it will continue to do so until studios decide to approach their workers with a fair deal.