With Venom due in theaters in a little over 3 months, Sony is preparing to move forward with their attempt at a spidey-less cinematic universe. According to Collider, The Equalizer 2 screenwriter Richard Wenk has been tapped to pen the script for the Kraven the Hunter film.
Over a year ago it was revealed that Sony was looking into developing a Kraven solo film to pair with Venom and Silver & Black. Since then developments have led to Silver & Black being removed from the release schedule leaving Venom as the only film on the slate, with a Morbius movie, starring Jared Leto, also being placed in development.
Kraven, also known as Sergei Kravinoff, is one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains. He was created by the iconic duo of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1964, first appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #15. Kraven’s most recognizable comic story is Kraven’s Last Hunt, where he hunts down Peter Parker and seemingly kills him and assumes his identity as Spider-Man.
Richard Wenk is best known for his work on The Equalizer films. He also wrote the script for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Magnificent Seven, and The Expendables 2.
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Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.