Aaron Taylor-Johnson reveals first look of Sony's first R-rated Marvel movie 'Kraven the Hunter'

Aaron Taylor-Johnson reveals first look of Sony's first R-rated Marvel movie 'Kraven the Hunter'
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play Kraven in Sony's first R-rated film 'Kraven the Hunter' (Christopher Jue/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: CinemaCon 2023 in Las Vegas has caused an uproar among Marvel fans after the upcoming film 'Kraven the Hunter' was unveiled and exclusive footage was shown proving why this will be Sony's first R-rated Marvel movie. If you thought 'Venom' was bloody and ruthless, it may be time to rethink that notion, as the latest supervillain has made his way to town.

The timing also seems interesting, because of course Sony had to introduce 'Kraven the Hunter', but doing so at a time when Disney and Marvel Studios are on the verge of losing their big supervillain seems like a bit of a punch in the gut. Nonetheless, the anticipation for 'Kraven the Hunter' and especially the very talented Aaron Taylor-Johnson is as high as it's ever been, and we can't wait to see what Sony has in store for its fans!


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Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven is a genius move!

The character Kraven the Hunter first appeared in Marvel comics in 1964. It's taken a long time for this character to make his way to the big screen and it's going to be a movie unlike any Marvel film before. Sony has also cast the perfect man to play Kraven, and we're more than sure that if there is anyone who can embody this character, it has to be Aaron Taylor-Johnson.


Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the Davide Campari Excellence Award Winner at the Locarno Film Festival 2022 on August 03, 2022 in Locarno, Switzerland.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson teased 'Kraven the Hunter' at CinemaCon 2023 (Jacopo M Raule/Getty Images)

It wouldn't be Taylor-Johnson's first stint at Marvel, but if you're a fan of the comics, the movies, Sony and Marvel Studios, you probably already know that the same actors have played different roles in this ever-growing franchise. However, 'Kraven the Hunter' is produced entirely by Sony. So make sure you don't see Taylor-Johnson as Wanda's brother in the MCU, but as the big, bloody villain, Kraven the Hunter.


Marvel's first R-rated film

'Kraven the Hunter' has been the talk of the town lately, mainly because of one particular fact that Aaron Taylor-Johnson announced at CinemaCon, "Will it be rated-R? Fuck yes, it will be rated R." This upcoming film almost feels like a huge leap of faith, considering Marvel is often seen as something more suited for a younger generation. 'Kraven the Hunter is poised to make history and push some boundaries previously set by Sony's other ventures with Marvel, most notably the Spider-Man films. 'Kraven the Hunter will be a very different ballgame. This character is known primarily as a supervillain for Spider-Man, and to call him ruthless would probably be an understatement.

CinemaCon also featured some footage of 'Kraven the Hunter', giving viewers a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming film. The footage is just the tip of the iceberg, and you can expect a whole lot of killing, blood, savagery, and more from this film.


Could this be a Disney Versus Sony moment?

Disney owns Marvel Entertainment, but both Disney and Sony own the rights to Spider-Man: the comics and the characters under the Marvel umbrella. The relationship between Disney and Sony has been volatile, but 'Kraven the Hunter' couldn't have come at a worse time for Disney, and possibly the best for Sony. Right now, 'Kraven the Hunter' might be the best move for Sony as it tries to gain a monopoly on some of the best characters from Marvel comics, including Venom, Morbius, and of course Spider-Man. Kraven will be another brilliant character, and Marvel movies just can't have enough supervillains, there's always room for more!

As the hype around the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Studios slowly dies down after a weak start to Phase 5, could Sony come out ahead in 2023, leaving Disney and Phases 5 and 6 in the dust with the multiverse and their main villain currently facing domestic violence allegations? In no time, people will forget about Jonathan Majors because Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the newest bad guy in town!

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