Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been cast in Marvel and Sony Pictures ‘Kraven The Hunter’ in the leading role.

With ties to Spider-Man, Kraven was introduced in 1964 as a Spider-Man villain. He was born Sergei Kravinoff, he considers himself to be the world’s greatest hunter, a moniker he earns at first through his prowess at tracking and killing big game, often with his bare hands. His drive to maintain his grip on his title leads him to ingest a serum that gives him super-strength and stamina and slows down his ageing considerably. He’s known for wearing a jacket made from a lion’s head and mane.

Johnson’s deal will see him featuring in other films’ outside of the ‘Kraven’ franchise.

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‘Triple Frontier’ helmer J.C. Chandor will direct. Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk will write the script. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing.

Johnson is no stranger to a superhero movie, having first appeared in 2010’s ‘Kick-Ass’, He went on to star as Wanda Maximoff’s brother, Pietro aka Quicksilver in 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. He most recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’. His upcoming films include the ‘Kingsman’ prequel ‘The Kings Man’ and David Leitch’s ‘Bullet Train’ where he will stars opposite Brad Pitt.