With exactly one week left until the highly anticipated release of Black Panther, both fans and the men and women who had a hand in creating the groundbreaking film are looking back at how the film was made as well as forward to whats to come.
By now, everyone knows about the drama surrounding Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios, and film rights o Spider-Man and his gallery of rogues from Marvel Comics. With Spider-Man not an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, played by Tom Holland, many of his supporting characters are still under lock and key over at Sony.
One character in particular, who has yet to make his live-action debut despite there now being FIVE Spider-Man films in existence is Kraven the Hunter.
During a conversation with Yahoo! Movies, director of Black Panther Ryan Coogler expressed his desire to bring the famous rival of Spider-Man into Wakanda for a duel with King T’Challa himself.
“Being a Marvel fan, you want to grab all the characters. You realize there’s contractual things. You don’t have that character. There was a Christopher Priest run that was pretty heavy, there’s a big scene where Panther’s fighting Kraven, Kraven the Hunter. I’ve always loved Kraven the Hunter in almost every iteration. So there was a moment – ‘Can I grab Kraven?’ – and they were ‘Nah, you don’t have Kraven.’ He was one where I thought ‘Oh, man.’ But I don’t even know if he would have worked in the movie we ended up with, this was the early days.
This would have certainly made for an interesting film. Kraven has long been a thorn in the side of Spider-Man but has tangled with Black Panther a number of times in the comics.
What do you think? Do you want to see Kraven in future MCU films? Who do you imagine playing the character? Let us know @superbromovies.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
Black Panther claws its way into theaters Feb. 16!
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.