The long-time Spider-Man villain, whose real name is Sergei Kravinoff, was a Russian aristocrat who became obsessed with big game hunting. He eventually develops superpowers after taking an elixir from the Voodoo priest Calypso. He first showed up in Amazing Spider-Man #15 way back in 1964. "Kraven the Hunter" is being put together as the next film in “Sony’s Marvel Universe,” a planned series of spin-offs based on the Marvel characters they still have the rights to. This includes director Ruben Fleischer’s Venom, starring Tom Hardy as the titular anti-hero. Along with these standalone films, Sony does intend to bring the webslinger himself, Tom Holland, into the various spin-off films (and additional MCU movies).