Sony Taps Alessandro Nivola As ‘Kraven The Hunter’ Villain

Kraven's cast continues to grow...

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Alessandro Nivola will play the villain in Sony’s upcoming Kraven the Hunter pic.

For the longest time, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was the only cast member of Kraven the Hunter, but the upcoming Marvel film from Sony has added some major names as of late. Russell Crowe will reportedly play Kraven’s father in the film while Fred Hechinger joined the project as Chameleon. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Oscar-nominated actress Ariana DeBose will portray Calypso and now Deadline is reporting Alessandro Nivola will also be part of the cast.

According to Deadline, Alessandro Nivola will be playing the villain of Kraven the Hunter. Nivola has recently shown up in films like The Many Saints of Newark, but he’s also appeared in American Hustle, Selma, and Goal! The Dream Begins. It’s unclear which Marvel villain Nivola will be in the upcoming film.


Here is the synopsis for Sony’s next Marvel film, Morbius:

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.

Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the film stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster, while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.

Morbius will hit theaters on April 1, 2022, while Kraven The Hunter is set for a January 13, 2023 release. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Deadline

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.