On Monday, the studio debuted a red band trailer for the villain origin story that delivers the blood and violence befitting of a fierce hunter and highly trained killer.
Taylor-Johnson, 33, plays Sergei Kravinoff, who becomes Kraven the Hunter after his father (Russell Crowe) seemingly leaves him for dead following a lion attack. His newfound powers give him enhanced strength, speed, and agility, in addition to a ruthless disposition, as evident by the scene where he bites someone’s nose off without hesitation. Did we mention the movie’s slated for an R rating?
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According to The Wrap, the Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron actor signed on for several films, meaning Kraven the Hunter could likely cross paths with his most elusive enemy, Spider-Man. That said, Tom Hardy’s Venom has made it through two movies without encountering Spidey, and Jared Leto’s Morbius was in the same boat.
Kraven the Hunter is directed by J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier), with a screenplay written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Transformers: The Last Knight, Uncharted). In addition to Taylor-Johnson and Crowe, the film stars Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott, and Alessandro Nivol.Kraven the Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 6.