KRAVEN THE HUNTER (2023) Ariana DeBose joins the cast as Calypso

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Kraven the Hunter is a forthcoming Marvel superhero film revolving around the exploits of the titular Spider-Man villain. Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.

Directed by J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier) from a screenplay co-written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk, based on the character created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Deadline has reported that Ariana DeBose (Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story) has officially joined already announced Russell Crowe (Thor: Love and Thunder; Unhinged) and Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus) in the film. She plays Calypso, a voodoo priestess who utilizes magic potions, and besides being an adversary of Spider-Man, she is also Kraven’s occasional partner and lover.

Kraven the Hunter is part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, alongside its two Venom films (Tom Hardy) and Morbius (Jared Leto).

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