In the comics, Kraven derives his superhuman strength and agility from regularly drinking potions, but the trailer says his origin story will be fleshed out with a lion attack that ends with lion blood flowing through his eyes. wounds. Either way, the adult Kraven has a “connection with animals” which he uses “to track his prey.” From what we see, this prey is mostly humans rather than animals – perhaps because it’s a bit difficult to get audiences to root for a character who kills species in Endangered. And man is, after all, the most dangerous game.
Meanwhile, Russell Crowe plays Kraven’s father, and we’re thrilled to report he’s doing another accent. Crowe seems to be the main villain in the play; as Taylor-Johnson’s character explains, “My father puts evil in the world. I take it away.” It’s possible that, in order to make Kraven a protagonist rather than just an adversary to Spider-Man, the movie will portray Crowe as the original, villainous Kraven the Hunter, with Taylor-Johnson as his least evil son. Sergei Kravinoff had a son in the comics, Vladimir Kravinoff, who was transformed into a humanoid lion. Perhaps Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven infused with lion’s blood is an adaptation of it.
We’ll know for sure when “Kraven the Hunter” hits theaters on October 6, 2023.