Russell Crowe to play mysterious role in upcoming Marvel blockbuster ‘Kraven the Hunter’
Russell Crowe has entered the Marvel Universe in a big way.
The 57-year-old Oscar winner landed a role in Kraven the Hunter.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as a Russian big game hunter and nemesis of Spider-Man.
New role! Russell Crowe will star in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Kraven the Hunter.
The 31-year-old hunk is best known for his roles in Kick-Ass, Godzilla, and recently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending Tenet.
This will be his second Marvel picture. Crowe has already played the role of Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, which was filmed in Sydney and is due out in July.
Details of the story, including Crowe’s role in Craven, are “keep in a cage,” The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday.
Debuting in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man (#15), the character of Kraven was created by Stan Lee.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kraven gained notoriety among fans in the 1980s when he buried Spider-Man alive and took on his identity.
Craven will be directed by JC Chandor.
Hollywood hottie: Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the lead role, a Russian big game hunter and nemesis of Spider-Man. He is pictured here with his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson.
Better known for his amazing serious dramas like The Most Violent Year, Chandor put his skills to the test with Netflix’s big-budget action movie Triple Threat in 2019.
Unlike most of the celebrities of the last decade who have found a home in blockbuster comic book heroes, Crowe is constantly working on a variety of films, including Unhinged and the Australian production of The True Story of the Kelly Gang.
In 2021, he played Superman’s father Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Character: Debuting in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man (#15), the character Kraven was created by Stan Lee.