The Kraven Movie The Hunter Cast Another Classic Spider-Man Villain

After the debut of Peter Parker in the pages of amazing fantasy #15, 1963 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 saw the Webbed Wonder face his first supervillain. Dmitri Smerdyakov, aka The Chameleon, one of Marvel Comics‘ greatest masters of disguise. Chameleon is one of the Spider-Man villains who has yet to be made into a movie, but that will soon change, as he has been cast in the movie. Kraven the hunter movie.

According to Deadline, white lotus star Fred Hechinger will play Chameleon in Kraven the hunter. As in the comics, Dmitri Smerdyakov will be the half-brother of Sergei Kravinoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron notoriety. Hechinger also starred in Netflix street of fear trilogy and can currently be seen playing Seth Warshavsky on Hulu’s Pam and Tommy.

Fred Hechinger in HBO's White Lotus

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Rather than being a natural shapeshifter like the X-Men adversary Mystique or the Skrulls, Chameleon impersonates people using makeup, elaborate costumes, realistic masks, and other tools in conjunction with his impressive crafting skills. actor and vocal mimicry. It’s unclear if Fred Hechinger’s version of Dmitri Smerdyakov will also be a master of disguise in the Kraven the hunter movie or if the only thing he will have in common with his comic book counterpart is being Kraven’s half-brother. If it’s the latter, no doubt many Spider-Man fans will be upset that they don’t get a real chameleon wearing all sorts of disguises in a cinematic setting.

Fred Hechinger is the third actor to be added to Kraven the hunter, following the reveal earlier this month that Russell Crowe has been cast in an undisclosed role. No official plot details for Kraven the hunter have yet to be revealed, but like the Kraven who’s opposed Spider-Man in the comics for decades, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven should be one of the best fighters and trackers in the world. Who knows, maybe this movie could see Kraven and Chameleon go head-to-head, as the former’s disguise skills pose a challenge the latter has never faced from past prey.

In the wings, Triple FrontierJC Chandor conducts Kraven the hunterand Iron Man duo Art Marcum & Matt Holloway took the lead role in the script, with The equalizer‘s Richard Went later adding his own material. It will be the fourth film in Sony’s Spider-Man universe, after Venom, Venom: let there be carnage and the next Morbius. It was also recently reported that fifty shades star Dakota Johnson is lined up to lead a Madame Web movie.

Kraven the hunter was slated for release on January 13, 2023, so keep checking CinemaBlend for more casting news and updates on its progress. As for what’s hitting theaters later this year, our 2022 movie release guide has that information.

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