Fred Hechinger, who’s recently featured in The White Lotus and Pam And Tommy, has been cast in Sony’s Kraven The Hunter.

Sony’s upcoming Kraven The Hunter movie has a new cast member – Fred Hechinger. We don’t know what role he’ll be playing yet, but The Hollywood Reporter says there’s speculation he could be playing the Chameleon, a Spider-Man villain with the ability to change his appearance. As he’s the half-brother of Kraven in the comics, this would make a lot of sense if it’s true.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson takes on the starring role. Kraven is himself one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes, and is often portrayed as a big-game hunter who wants to beat the webslinger to prove he’s the best hunter there is. The film is directed by J.C Chandor, who helmed 2019’s Triple Frontier and A Most Violent Year. Collaborating on the screenplay is writing duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (known for the script of Iron Man, which catapulted Marvel Studios to Hollywood success), as well as Richard Wenk. Wenk has penned various action movies like The Equalizer and its 2018 sequel, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The writers sound like a good match to create an action-packed comic book film.

Fred Hechinger has been everywhere recently. You might recognise him from his film roles in Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy or The Woman In The Window, or from TV series Pam And Tommy, The White Lotus, or The Underground Railroad. He’s also due to appear in Nicolas Cage-led western Butcher’s Crossing, which is currently in post-production.

Kraven The Hunter is the next film in Sony’s universe of Spider-Man spin-offs, which utilise interesting comic villains without involving the webslinger himself (though hopefully that could be on the cards in the future). It follows the two Venom movies starring Tom Hardy, and the Jared Leto-led Morbius which will be released on 1st April. There’s also a Madame Web film in the works, with Dakota Johnson currently attached to star.

More news on Kraven The Hunter as we hear it.

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