Spider-Man 3 could include the villainous Kraven the Hunter. Director Jon Watts says he'd "love" to bring the villain into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he is not alone. Kraven is a fan-favorite villain in the comic books and his name has come up more than once over the past few years. But will it happen this time around? It's a bit too early to tell, but Watts wants Kraven in the follow up to Far From Home.
When asked about which Marvel villain he'd like to incorporate next, Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts said, "Oh, I would love Kraven." However, the director knows it would be a challenge to do so. "It's just the trick of how do you do Kraven in a movie?," asked Watts. A standalone Kraven movie is in development right now with Sony, but there has not been any news on the project for nearly a year now. Richard Wenk was brought on board to craft the script and he claims the villain will have a run in with Peter Parker.
Ryan Coogler originally wanted Kraven the Hunter to be the main antagonist in Black Panther. This was early on in the development process for the movie, but Marvel Studios told him he did not have access to Kraven the Hunter. With so much buzz surrounding the villain, it's really only a matter of time before we see him introduced on the big screen through his own movie, or involved with Spider-Man. We'll just have to wait and see what Sony decides to do first with one of the most famous of Peter Parker's foes.
Kraven the Hunter is best-known for being one of Spider-Man's biggest enemies in the comics. The supervillain made his first appearance in the Amazing Spider-Man Number 15 in 1964 and he likes to hunt superheroes with animal names to collect their heads. He then hangs them on his wall as hunting trophies. Seeing the character on the big screen will be huge news since fans have been waiting a long time to see him torment a superhero. Black Panther would have been a great place to start, but a sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home would probably be the most ideal spot for an introduction.
As far as choosing villains is concerned, Jon Watts likes to go with characters we haven't seen on the big screen yet. Mysterio was the perfect villain for Spider-Man: Far From Home and the same can be said about Hydro-Man and Molten Man, though there were some strange origins for those two villains this time around. Another factor in choosing a villain for Peter Parker is the difficulty level for Watts. The director wants the villain to be the biggest challenge for Peter and Mysterio was the right choice for the sequel. The interview with Jon Watts was originally conducted by Uproxx.