Sony is continuing to grow its slate of Marvel-centered films as they select some top talent to star in upcoming projects. Back in May, it was revealed that the studio had tapped Tenet star Aaron Taylor-Johnson was returning to his comic book movie roots to portray Kraven the Hunter in the villain’s upcoming solo flick. Now, according to a new report from Deadline, Christopher Abbott is the latest actor to join the cast of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff.
Abbott joins future Oscar winner Ariana DeBose as the latest addition to the cast. They will both star alongside the aforementioned Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the recently cast Fred Hechinger in the film’s cast. Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk are writing the screenplay with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach executive producing. Moreover, the studio has recruited Triple Frontier helmer J. C. Chandor to direct the Spider-Man spinoff film. Sony will release the feature theatrically on January 13, 2023.
Writer Peter David created the Foreigner as a master assassin character to be a nemesis for Spider-Man. According to David, the character was designed to bear a strong resemblance to Irish-American actor Patrick McGoohan. However, although he has no superhuman abilities, he has trained his body to be in absolute peak physical condition and also touts a marriage to Silver Sable during his fictional biography.
Christopher Abbott was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role in Hulu’s Catch-22. Additionally, his other notable starring roles include films like James White and It Comes at Night. Up next, Abbott will star alongside Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe in a film adaptation of Poor Things.
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