Sony dropped more new footage from its upcoming slate during its CinemaCon panel, including Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse and Kraven The Hunter. The upcoming film featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Rusell Crowe was confirmed to be rated R. A trailer for the movie is also set to release this summer.
You can read the entire description for the first teaser below:
The trailer begins with Kraven stopping some Australian poachers/mercenaries in the wild. Kraven kills everyone like an animal, using his weapons, his hands, and even his own teeth and he bites a poacher and spits out part of his skin towards the camera. He also crawls around walls and pounces on foes like an animal.
The main conflict seems to be between his father, played by Russell Crowe (who also portrayed Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder), who teaches him to respect the world around him, and there’s a shot of him with a young Kraven feeling the spirit of a dead cow. “We are predators,” Crowe tells the son in a voiceover.
The action features over-the-top gore, as Kraven uses all kinds of weapons from spears to a crossbow to bear traps to decapitate and obliterate goons. The footage teased a new character played by Ariana DeBose as well. Ariana DeBose, who plays Calypso, tells Kraven, “You’re a goddamn lunatic!”
The comic-accurate Kraven vest with the fire was briefly seen as Aaron Taylor Johnson pulls it out of an old chest. But for the most part, he is not wearing the comic-accurate costume in the footage. It is unknown if the vest seen in the footage was lit up with fire, or if it was just the classic lion’s head vest from the comics.
Surprisingly, he does meet up with another Spider-Man villain, The Rhino. A huge fight between the two begins as the former injects himself with a serum that actually turns him into a huge Rhino monster, as opposed to it being a mech suit as seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The footage only saw his arm morphing into a big grey rhino-like fist that did look comic-accurate.
The trailer ends with The Rhino saying “Don’t you want to know why they call me The Rhino?”, as his arm morphs.
Kraven The Hunter is set to release in theaters on October 6, 2023.