Sony’s Spider-Man Universe takes its darkest turn yet with Kraven the Hunter. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the iconic Marvel Comics villain. Check out the first trailer for the movie below.

Kraven the Hunter will be Sony’s first R-rated Marvel film. Previous features like Venom and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man movies were rated PG-13.

Here’s the official synopsis from Sony Pictures:


Kraven the Hunter is the visceral story about how and why one of Marvel’s most iconic villains came to be. Set before his notorious vendetta with Spider-Man, Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as the titular character in the R-rated film. 

Kraven the Hunter comes from director J.C. Chandor, from a story and screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk. The film is based on the character from Marvel Comics. 

In addition to Taylor-Johnson, the film also stars Ariana DeBose, Fred Hechinger, Alessandro Nivola, Christopher Abbott, and Russell Crowe.

Beyond the red band trailer, Sony also dropped an official poster for the movie. Check it out below.

Kraven the Hunter poster

Kraven the Hunter premieres exclusively in theaters October 6.

So, what did you think of the trailer? And if you’re a Kraven comics fan, what moments do you want to see brought to life on screen? Let us know in the comments below.

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