Deadline reports that Christopher Abbott (Possessor) has joined the growing cast of Sony’s Kraven the Hunter, led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Further, all signs point towards him playing the character of The Foreigner, a mercenary and assassin without superpowers and frequent villain opposite Spider-Man. Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) was recently cast in the role of voodoo priestess/love interest Calypso while The Many Saints of Newark star Alessandro Nivola was also added as an unidentified villain. White Lotus star Fred Hechinger will play villain/half-brother Chameleon opposite. Russell Crowe will also star. J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier, Margin Call) will direct. Kraven the Hunter is the notorious Spider-Man villain who has superhuman abilities that allow him to expertly track his pray. Sony hopes for multiple films centered on the character with the first slated for January 13th, 2023.
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