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Kraven The Hunter Set Photos Show Aaron Taylor-Johnson Wearing Signature Necklace

Sony’s web-centric corner of the Marvel filmscape continues apace with Kraven The Hunter. Based on another long-standing member of Spider-Man’s rogue gallery, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is slipping into the role of the mad hunter.

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New photos from the film’s UK production have revealed that while Johson may be mentally encapsulating the role of Kraven, he will not be donning the character’s traditional animal-like costume. In fact, the only reason why these photos could be identified as Kraven is due to the character’s signature necklace, a single tooth wrapped around the actor’s neck, and the “barefoot” shoots he is donning.

While this is a major shakeup for the character, it’s not surprising considering what Sony has served up before. Tom Hardy’s Venom was a major departure from the character’s strengths as Spider-Man’s shadow, going so far as to excise the webhead from his origins. Meanwhile, the recently released Mobius didn’t require Jared Leto to dress in anything but a few fancy suits, a far cry from the white-skinned daywalker that Marvel fans know all too well.

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Kraven the Hunter is set for release sometime next year, and it’s only then that Marvel fans will get all the details about this anti-hero version of the Russian noble. It’s also likely that they’ll see Kraven join up with at least one past Spidey villain as Sony continues apace towards a Sinister Six film where they’ll presumably run head to head with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.

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