One of Sony’s top executives, Sandford Panitch, recently stated that he has plans to connect spider-man history to the network’s projects. In an interview with Variety magazine, he also commented on Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s choice to star in Kraven, a film about one of the hero’s enemies.
“Actually, there is a plan. I think now it’s getting a little clearer for people where we’re going and I think when Spider-Man 3 is released, even more will be revealed,” Panitch said.
In addition, the executive also attributed this possibility of approaching the universe of Spider-Man to the good relationship that the station maintains with Kevin Feige.
“We want the MCU films to be absolutely huge, because it’s good for us and our characters, and I think it’s the same thing on their side. We have a great relationship,” he concluded.
The producers choose to bring Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Kraven was because of his work on Bullet Train. Panitch confesses that at that time he still did not know the actor very well.
Taylor-Johnson also starred in the Kick-Ass comic book hero franchise and played Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron from Marvel Studios. These roles also impressed Panitch to the point that he placed the actor at the top of the listing for starring in Kraven.
Kraven is Sony’s latest effort to capitalize on the Marvel characters, which came when the network acquired the rights to the film Spider-Man. Along with Venom, starring Tom Hardy and his next sequel Venom – Let There Be Carnage, with Woody Harrelson as the main villain. Sony also has Jared Leto in the role of the vampiric Morbius, now scheduled to premiere on January 19, 2022.