Aaron Taylor-Johnson will portray the popular Spider-Man villain Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter in an upcoming standalone movie from Sony. This is not Taylor-Johnson’s first dive into the comic book movie genre, as he originally appeared as the title character in the 2010 superhero black comedy film Kick-Ass directed by Matthew Vaughn and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow. He has also appeared in the 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Avengers: Age of Ultron directed by Joss Whedon as the character Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver.

The upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie will not be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but will instead take place within the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. It will be the fourth movie in that franchise following Venom in 2018, Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2021 and Morbius in 2022. J.C. Chandor has been confirmed to be the director of Kraven the Hunter while Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will rewrite the script, taking over from Richard Wenk who had dropped out of the project earlier during the film’s development.

The reception to Taylor-Johnson’s casting has been rather mixed, with a large number of fans saying he is too young to portray the character, with the actor currently being only 30 years old at the time of his casting. Many people also believe that Taylor-Johnson is too much of a “pretty boy” to portray Kraven the Hunter, a comic book villain who is known for his extreme masculinity and intense personality. However, other fans have supported the casting decision, believing that Taylor-Johnson will do a great job at portraying the character of Kraven the Hunter in live-action as the actor already has great experience working in superhero movies, particularly with the films from Marvel whether it is under Sony or Disney.

The upcoming Kraven the Hunter is set to be released sometime in 2023, with many people excited to see how Taylor-Johnson will bring the character to life.

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