With Amazing Spider-Man 2 over, the speculation as to which villains will be appearing in future Spider-Man films and indeed the Sinister Six has begun and naturally everyone wants to know which villains we’ll be seeing. However Amazing Spider-Man 3 director Marc Webb had thrown a few suggestions into the mix, but most notably Kraven the Hunter
In a recent interview with comicbook.com Marc Webb was asked which villains that hadn’t already appeared in one of his films he was most interested in. He gave a flurry of names but it was the Russian/Austrailian Kraven the Hunter that Marc really seemed to be pushing for. When he said ““Kraven, I like the idea of Kraven. The Vulture. Ock. I always thought the idea of Mysterio was interesting. Maybe Scorpion. But really, Kraven I think is kind of interesting.”
And Kraven is kind of interesting. Depending on what you do with him he’s much less of a cartoonish super-villain and more just a physically impressive man who’s eager to prove he’s the best hunter in the world. He frowns upon using bow and arrows and typically takes down big prey with his bare hands. He also lives by a code-of-honour choosing to hunt his game fairly.
In some universes Kraven is a reality television star and is Australian, whilst in others he is Russian. He regularly gains various super-powers by ingesting a potion made from unnamed jungle herbs, giving him super-human strength, reflexes, speed, agility and stamina. The potion has also drastically slowed his aging process, as well as enhanced his sight, hearing and smell to superhuman levels.
He was also a founding member of the Sinister Six after his half-brother Chameleon sought Kraven’s help in taking down Spider-Man, and Spider-Man proved to be more than Kraven could initially handle. So there’s a chance that we could see Kraven either in a stand-alone Amazing Spider-Man film, or in the Sinister Six spin-off.
I personally hope that Kraven does make it into the big-screen versions of Spider-Man as he’s an entirely different villain to most of the bad guys Spider-Man finds himself up against, he doesn’t want to take over the world, or rob banks, or commit crimes, he just wants to hunt Spider-Man whom he considers to be the greatest prey of them all.
What do you guys think?
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