Sony is continuing to grow its slate of Marvel centered films as they select some top talent to helm upcoming projects. This past summer, the studio recruited Triple Frontier helmer J. C. Chandor to direct the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film Kraven The Hunter. Now, a report from @deuxmoiworld suggests John Wick star Keanu Reeves has been offered the titular role in the film.
Debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 in August 1964, Kraven the Hunter is an adversary to Spider-Man. However, the character has also been depicted as an antihero and an ally of Squirrel Girl. Kraven is a renowned big-game hunter who aims to kill Spider-Man to prove himself as the world’s greatest hunter. However, he maintains a code of honor and justice and treats adversaries as equals. He is also one of the founding members of the supervillain team, the Sinister Six.
Longtime Spider-Man collaborators Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad are on-board to produce the feature. Until Sony Pictures confirms any Kraven casting, take this news with a grain of salt. Previously, Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello has expressed interest in playing the role. With forthcoming installments like Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius on their way, Sony is actively developing their own Marvel Universe with the Webslinger’s rogue gallery taking the forefront. In addition to the upcoming Kraven film, Sony is developing solo ventures for characters like Spider-Woman, Jackpot, and Madame Web.
Keanu Reeves is one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood. With iconic roles in films like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed, and The Matrix, Reeves’ résumé is one for the ages. Recently, the actor starred in hit films like Bill & Ted Face the Music, Toy Story 4, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Up next, Reeves will star in the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise and lead the cast in the upcoming John Wick sequels.
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