Is Kraven The Next “Spider-Man” Villain?

Last week came word that Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio (or Chameleon) are looking like the line-up Sony intends to use for its “The Amazing Spider-Man” spin-off film “Sinister Six”.

Two of those six have already been introduced, another two were strongly hinted at. Now, one of the remaining two may be getting prime placement in “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” which is currently slated for 2016.

During a recent interview with, director Marc Webb was asked what villains he would like to use that haven’t been featured in any other previous movies. He had one enthusiastic suggestion:

“Kraven. Kraven. I like the idea of Kraven. The Vulture. Ock. I always thought the idea of Mysterio was interesting. Maybe Scorpion. But really, Kraven I think is kind of interesting.”

In the comics, Kraven the Hunter is a Russian big game hunter who has decided to go after the ultimate prey – Spider-Man. The storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt” is also one of the most famous in all of comics – in it Kraven hunts down and seemingly kills Peter Parker before taking his costume and capturing the villain Vermin. Peter, having been buried alive but tranquillised, arises and confronts him, but Kraven has made his point. With no more big game to hunt, he commits suicide.