Sony Adjusts Release Calendar, ‘Kraven the Hunter’ Pushed Back to a New Release Date

Aaron Taylor Johnson Talks ‘Kraven the Hunter and SSUs Take on the Character I Think There Was Something Unique about This Character

Since Sony and Disney struck a deal for Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016 with Tom Holland’s debut as the web-slinger, Sony has focused on building its own cinematic universe, known as Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU). Although Spider-Man has yet to appear in this universe, other associated characters have.

SSU began with ‘Venom’ in 2018, followed by several other movies including a sequel to ‘Venom,’ ‘Morbius,’ and most recently ‘Madame Web.’ While these movies haven’t received widespread critical acclaim, with ‘Morbius’ and ‘Madame Web’ gaining more attention as memes than at the box office, SSU continues to expand. This year, two more movies are slated for release: ‘Venom: The Last Dance’ and ‘Kraven the Hunter.’

‘Kraven the Hunter’ was initially set to come out on August 30 but got delayed until December 13, 2024. It’s now taking the spot previously held by ‘Karate Kid,’ which will now hit theaters on May 30, 2025. This shift allows space for the premiere of the sixth and final season of ‘Cobra Kai’ on Netflix before ‘Karate Kid’ hits the big screen.

In ‘Kraven the Hunter,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the main Spider-Man villain. Among Spider-Man’s supporting characters, Kraven is widely known and notorious for his brutality.

Following the disappointment of ‘Madame Web’ at the box office, the future of SSU looks uncertain. However, ‘Kraven the Hunter’ has a chance to change this narrative and set a new benchmark for Sony’s superhero films, similar to how ‘Venom’ did with its first release.

The release date for ‘Venom: The Last Dance’ was recently adjusted to avoid overlapping with the presidential election. Got something to share? Drop it in the comments section below!

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