Russell Crowe to play mysterious role in upcoming Marvel blockbuster 'Kraven the Hunter'

Russell Crowe to play mysterious role in upcoming Marvel blockbuster ‘Kraven the Hunter’

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.

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.

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.

Character: Debuting in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man (#15), the character Kraven was created by Stan Lee.

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