Morbius may have flopped in the box office, but Sony’s Marvel train is continuing to chug along. Production has started for Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and we have some set photos that feature one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of Kraven the Hunter
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So far, a lot of Taylor-Johnson’s look seems accurate to the comic from the beard to the animal tooth necklace. Some fans have pointed out that Taylor-Johnson is also seen wearing some weird-looking shoes, which is probably some CG-stand-in where they’re going to make him look like he’s running barefoot—they did the same thing with Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger.
A lot of fans have been critical of Sony’s choice to spinoff their Spider-Man characters, and it seems that Morbius was their first big blow. Though Venom was a critical bomb, the film still managed to do pretty well in China, thus spawning the sequel Let There be Carnage. A lot of fans were also questioning Kraven the Hunter when it was announced, and with Sony’s recent misfire, they are more sceptical about this property than ever.
It will have to take one hell of an impressive trailer to get everyone onboard, and as of this point, it could be too late to back out now. Sony is going to need one hell of a hook to get people to watch this film, because I’m convinced he’s not as popular as Venom.
Kraven the Hunter is set for a release on Jan. 13, 2023.