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It would seem that there is a very bright future in store for the Spider-Man villain known as Kraven The Hunter. First graphics from the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hint that the character will end up being one of the main villains that the web-slinger will have to face in the upcoming Sinister Six movie, and now director Marc Webb is strongly hinting at his desire to use the character in an upcoming movie.
Comic Book Movie recently had the chance to speak with Webb, and when asked about which unused Spider-Man villains the director was interested in exploring in the future, the filmmaker's answer focused primarily on expert hunter. Said the director,
"Kraven. 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."
With the exception of Scorpion, all of the villains that Webb mentioned were teased at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it's still hard to predict exactly what's in store for the future of Sony's Spider-Man Cinematic Universe. If the director wants to use any of these characters, it will have to be in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, as he is not currently attached to helm The Amazing Spider-Man 4 and directing duties for The Sinister Six and Venom are going to Drew Goddard and Alex Kurtzman, respectively. So is this Webb's way of hinting at Kraven the Hunter being the central antagonist of the next Spider-Amazing Man movie?
In the comics, Kraven the Hunter (a.k.a. Sergei Kravinoff) is the world's greatest big game hunter. He enter's Spider-Man's life because Kraven believes that capturing and killing the wall-crawler would cement his place in history. He doesn't use weapons, but has superhuman strength, agility and senses that allow him to take down any prey with just his bare hands. He was one of the founding members of the Sinister Six along with Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, and Sandman.
The question of how Kraven could be introduced into the Amazing Spider-Man universe is an interesting question. The franchise heavily borrows from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, which adapted Kraven as an Australian reality TV show host who calls out Spider-Man in an attempt to boost his ratings. After Spidey makes a fool of him and his show is cancelled, Kraven decides to get a genetic upgrade, which leads to all kinds of nastiness. Could this be the direction the franchise is heading?
Would you like to see Kraven The Hunter introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 3? If not, who would you want to see? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!