Triple Frontier’s J.C. Chandor to helm Kraven the Hunter at Sony
It’s been two yers since we last heard word on Sony’s Kraven the Hunter film set in the studio’s Marvel Universe and now Deadline has brought word that the project is taking a big step forward as Triple Frontier‘s J.C. Chandor has signed on to direct the project.
Sony has been attempting to bring Kraven to life on the big screen since Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was supposed to be the launch point for a shared universe including a film centered on The Sinister Six, which would’ve included the the webslinger’s iconic adversary. The sequel even featured Kraven’s spear during a TASM2 end-credits scene to set up his appearances in Sinister Six and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but with the sequel grossly underperforming at the box office and receiving mixed reviews from critics, these plans were scrapped and Sony made a deal with Marvel Studios for a new iteration of Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As Sony began building its Universe of Marvel Characters on the Tom Holland-led Venom, a Kraven the Hunter film was put into development with Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) set to pen the script and Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) in talks to direct. Though Chandor has been hired in place of Fuqua, Wenk’s script, which is inspired by the popular storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” is still being used for the project. Kraven will be produced by Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad.
The film becomes the latest project in the works for the SPUMC, with Olivia Wilde and S.J. Clarkson signing on to reportedly helm Spider-Woman and Madame Web films set in the universe while Marc Guggenheim has been tapped to pen a Jackpot film. The next films in the series, Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, are set to hit theaters in 2021.
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