Sony has made internet gold with the poor release of Morbius, but they’re continuing to trudge their Spider-Man spinoff world along with another villain-centric film, Kraven the Hunter. Just in, we have a new trailer, and it features Aaron Taylor-Johnson as one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes.
Watch the trailer for Kraven here:
Though comic fans know Kraven to be a regular person who was just really good at hunting, it looks like the movie is going to be giving him special powers. Not only does he have crazy strength and agility, but it also looks like he’ll be able to take control of animals thanks to some kind of blood transfusion with a lion.
I’ll admit, some parts of the film do feel silly, but I think Sony is embracing the camp of their superhero franchise, much like what they’re doing with the Venom films. It’s kind of a miracle how Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was as self-serious as it was.
For now, it looks like Sony is trying their best to build their own kind of MCU with Spider-Man characters, and though the films have been critical bombs, they have been bringing in numbers at the box office—specifically China.
Will Kraven manage to be a success? We’ll just have to wait and see. I think Johnson is a solid actor, but I don’t know if the movie will be interesting enough to draw an audience in. Even The Flash wasn’t able to make the numbers it was expected to and they brought back Keaton’s Batman for it.
Catch Kraven the Hunter in cinemas when it comes out Oct. 6.