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Kraven The Hunter movie in development

According to Collider, Sony Pictures have approached Richard Wenk (Vamp, The Expendables 2, The Equalizer) to write a script for their next Sony Marvelverse movie Kraven the Hunter.

First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 (1964), Kraven aka Sergei Kravinoff is one of Spider-Man’s most famous enemies and is the half-brother of Dmitri Smerdyakov, better known as The Chameleon. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Kraven was killed off in the acclaimed 1987 storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt” by J. M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, and Bob McLeod; it is considered by many to be the definitive Kraven the Hunter story. Writer DeMatteis reflected on teh craetion of the story:

“As I was getting ready to work on the story, I was sitting in my office and looking through a Marvel Universe Handbook and came across the entry for Kraven the Hunter. To this day, I don’t know if this was something that was established in continuity, or if whoever was writing the Handbook entry made it up, but they mentioned that Kraven was Russian. For me, a total Dostoyevsky fanatic, the idea that Kraven was Russian and had the same tortured, Russian soul that the great Dostoyevsky characters had, unlocked this door in my head and suddenly I had a new understanding of this character. I thought about Kraven and the forces that had driven him to be who and what he was. This was a character I had never had any interest in whatsoever. I always thought he was one of the stupidest Spider-Man villains ever, but suddenly I had this whole new take on the character.”

Kraven later returns as a ghost in the graphic novel The Amazing Spider-Man: Soul of the Hunter, also by DeMatteis, Zeck, and McLeod. DeMatteis also wrote “Kraven’s First Hunt” for The Sensational Spider-Man Annual ’96, a retelling of The Amazing Spider-Man #15 which incorporated several DeMatteis retcons, such as that Kraven was abusive towards the Chameleon.

The question remains though, who should play Kraven?

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