Sony doesn’t appear to be stopping in their attempt to milk there Spider-Man license, as the studio has picked a writer for its long planned Kraven the Hunter movie.
Collider is reporting that Richard Wenk, writer of The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2 has been hired to write the script for the stand-alone feature for the Spider-Man villain.
For those of you who do not know, Kraven is Sergei Kravinoff, a renowned big-game hunter known for taking down big game with his bare hands. He comes to New York to hunt the most dangerous game of all–Spider-Man. However, all his efforts to capture or subdue the wall-crawler ends in failure, leading the egotistical Kraven down the path of insanity, which leads to his suicide. This being the comics, he has been brought back to life to plague the Marvel Universe to this very day.
The character was originally planned to be a part of the Sinister Six movie that we to be spun off from the Andrew Garfield/Marc Webb Spider-Man films. He also appeared in the leaked plot description for the now-delayed Silver and Black movie.
As Spider-Man villains go, I’ve always found him bland in comparison to other members of Spidey’s rogues gallery. But I can sort of see some potential in a film starring him, depending on how he is used.
More on this as it develops.