KRAVEN THE HUNTER Producer Reveals Surprising Reason Sony's Latest Marvel Movie Was Pushed To December

KRAVEN THE HUNTER Producer Reveals Surprising Reason Sony's Latest Marvel Movie Was Pushed To December KRAVEN THE HUNTER Producer Reveals Surprising Reason Sony's Latest Marvel Movie Was Pushed To December

Following the news that Kraven the Hunter has been pushed back to December (after originally being scheduled for an October '23 release), one of the movie's producers has shared the reason for the delay...

By JoshWilding - May 20, 2024 03:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Kraven the Hunter
Source: Collider

When the first trailer for Kraven the Hunter was released last summer, the response from fans wasn't particularly positive. Some embraced the over-the-top violence, but the majority of comic book readers recoiled as soon as a mutated Rhino showed up. 

The Sony Pictures movie has been delayed multiple times, with it most recently moving from the end of August to December 13, later this year. 

That means it will go head-to-head with The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim and, just a week later, faces stiff competition from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Mufasa: The Lion King. On August 30, it had no real competitors. 

Despite that, longtime Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters producer Matt Tolmach tells Collider the move isn't because Sony has given up on Kraven the Hunter; they believe it stands a chance of becoming a Christmastime hit. 

"Kraven moved to Christmas because we're excited about it and Christmas is the best release period there is, when you get people with time to go back to the movies over and over again."

"That was a real reflection of how the studio felt about the movie," he adds. "We're really excited. But that's a great move that reflects just the feeling about the movie."

Is Kraven the Hunter a movie which will demand repeat viewings over the holiday season? That remains to be seen. 

"I think there was something unique about this character, and something grounded," Aaron Taylor-Johnson recently said of what drew him to the role. "We’ve all had enough of seeing certain studio films, a certain kind of pop culture...where they’re churning out stuff that dilutes wanting to go to the cinema. I wouldn’t have signed onto it if I felt there wasn’t something to really bring to life with this character."

"Taking on a Sony/Marvel movie is a different challenge altogether," he added. "There’s the story, the character, the role; that’s one thing. But then you also step into a world where you’re dealing with a studio and a franchise - or possible franchises, though let’s not get ahead of ourselves."

"So, they’re rolling the dice on me, in a sense, which is a lovely thing. But you’ve got to appease the studio, please the audience and do what’s dignified for you as an actor. I find all of that super challenging."

Directed by J. C. Chandor from a screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk, Kraven the Hunter stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Fred Hechinger, Alessandro Nivola, Christopher Abbott, and Russell Crowe.

As noted, the movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 13. You can rewatch the trailer below and, yes, Kraven the Hunter really was supposed to come out last October, once upon a time...

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phoenixvici
phoenixvici - 5/20/2024, 3:16 PM
I smell bullsheeeeeeeeet.
JFerguson
JFerguson - 5/20/2024, 3:16 PM
Kraven will be in the running for best Christmas movie confirmed
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 5/20/2024, 7:51 PM
@JFerguson - Of all the movies ever made, this will be one of them.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 5/20/2024, 3:16 PM
They new Madam Webb would crush it so they wanted to save the second best for last.
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 5/20/2024, 3:19 PM
So it's a, "Well... this is playing" kind of film.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 5/20/2024, 3:20 PM
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Goldboink
Goldboink - 5/20/2024, 3:24 PM
@GhostDog -
Smells like they have been partaking in too much of the Purple Urkle

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 5/20/2024, 3:30 PM
@Goldboink -

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Evansly
Evansly - 5/20/2024, 4:28 PM
@Goldboink - they should sell this in Colorado
Goldboink
Goldboink - 5/20/2024, 4:33 PM
@Evansly - They should sell anything in TX!~
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 5/20/2024, 3:21 PM
CALLING iT noW, BEST MARVEL FILM OF dECEMBER 2024 HANDS DOWN, Its about time we SeE the OG bLACK pANTHER ON THE BIG SCREEN!!
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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 5/20/2024, 3:22 PM
Reshoots to put Jonathan Majors the kang is back
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 5/20/2024, 3:23 PM
I mean, it KINDA helped Aquaman 2 just last year. I wasn't expecting it to make as much as it did, but that winter vacation did some good.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/20/2024, 3:24 PM
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Idk if families during that time are gonna choose an R Rated film about a Spider Man villain/anti-hero then Mufasa or Sonic 3 but it’s certainly a choice lol…

Anyway on another note , why is everytime Josh writes about this films that his biggest sticking point is that Aleksei mutates into Rhino in this even though in some comic versions that is the case?.

Like I get if he prefers it just being a big guy in a suit or something but as mediocre as the film looks imo , I’m sure there could be larger issues to point to like Kraven somehow weirdly getting his powers from a random lion for example.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/20/2024, 3:26 PM

Madam Web, who cares.

But Kraven & Morbius are 2 great characters we will never get to see in the MCU. Plus they kinda ruined Venom.

I hope every Sony exec gets 6 different social diseases and is arrested for crimes against CBM humanity.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 5/20/2024, 4:44 PM
@DocSpock - that's why I'm hoping they're gonna roll it into the TASM movie universe. It kinda fits tonally.

Now that I think about it, I want TASM3 to be the Spider-Verse movie. It can have the villainverse villains work for Morlun and feature Emma Stone as Spider-Gwen.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/20/2024, 5:39 PM
@bkmeijer1 -

Those are some thought provoking ideas.

But I hated both ASM movies for several reasons, so I'm not in that camp.

But you never can guess what those knuckleheads at Sony might do.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 5/20/2024, 7:54 PM
@DocSpock - "I hope every Sony exec gets 6 different social diseases and is arrested for crimes against CBM humanity."

-This is actually a prerequisite for the job in the first place. 😝
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/20/2024, 10:39 PM
@Feralwookiee -

Yes! Now it all makes sense.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 5/21/2024, 2:23 AM
@DocSpock - yeah, but that's the reason why I think the villainverse and TASM fit so well together. Nothing is lost by merging them
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/21/2024, 10:26 AM
@bkmeijer1 -

Okay. That makes sense then.
Polaris
Polaris - 5/20/2024, 3:26 PM
"We’ve all had enough of seeing certain studio films, a certain kind of pop culture...where they’re churning out stuff that dilutes wanting to go to the cinema".

Sony's unirverse of marvel characters is going to save us from that, I'm sure. They're absolutely not guilty of this.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/20/2024, 3:39 PM
@Polaris -lol yep

Though if it’s gonna happen , I would rather they just focus on the animation side then live action

However if they wanna do live action , do other Spider -esque heroes like they are with Noir or Spider Gwen and leave the likes of Kraven for the Spidey films.
SteelGunZ
SteelGunZ - 5/20/2024, 3:28 PM
Because they have to bring it out, they're hoping this movie gets lost in the crowd of bullsh#$ movies coming out in Dec.
dhlthecobra
dhlthecobra - 5/20/2024, 3:28 PM
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TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 5/20/2024, 3:33 PM
The movie will probably be ass but at least Kraven was great in the Spider-Man 2 game.
Spoken
Spoken - 5/20/2024, 3:34 PM
Lmao, we already know what articles will appear in December/January regarding BTS drama that this movie NO DOUBT is having!
SuperiorHeckler
SuperiorHeckler - 5/20/2024, 3:38 PM
He gains his powers by being bitten by a radioactive lion right??? 😁
Nolanite
Nolanite - 5/20/2024, 8:05 PM
@SuperiorHeckler - while being in the Amazons looking for experimental spiders lulz
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 5/20/2024, 8:06 PM
@SuperiorHeckler - No.
He's in an interspecies relationship with a platypus because love is love.
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 5/20/2024, 3:46 PM
Translation: “We know it’s going to bomb because of the box office projections, so we are moving it to a release wasteland when people also ave lots of free time to recoup every dime we can.”
Forthas
Forthas - 5/20/2024, 3:52 PM
So no one has caught the Madame Web tie in...

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BeNice123
BeNice123 - 5/20/2024, 3:59 PM
A lions blood drips into his eyes and he gains powers. GTFOH!!! stick with the source material!!! Hard pass on this.
LSHF
LSHF - 5/20/2024, 3:59 PM
My eyesight must be bad. All I read was, "Blah, blah, blah, blah, and blah".
BigMonkeyBrain
BigMonkeyBrain - 5/20/2024, 4:02 PM
Ayo the picture accompanying this article look like Kraven is receiving HEAD from a lion or some lady with big hair!
LSHF
LSHF - 5/20/2024, 6:46 PM
@BigMonkeyBrain - It was probably a lion, as they probably became his bitches.
eagc1995
eagc1995 - 5/20/2024, 4:09 PM
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure
grif
grif - 5/20/2024, 4:14 PM
We’ve all had enough of seeing certain studio films, a certain kind of pop culture...where they’re churning out stuff that dilutes wanting to go to the cinema. I wouldn’t have signed onto it if I felt there wasn’t something to really bring to life with this character.

damn what a [frick]ing liar

bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/20/2024, 4:24 PM
"It's our only chance to break even on this piece of shit" - Sony
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 5/20/2024, 4:40 PM
I bet they want that sweet Aquaman and Avatar money ofcourse, but I'm they won't. Not with that competition atleast.
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