As Spider-Man continues to be shared with Sony and Marvel Studios, could Kraven the Hunter appear in Black Panther 2?
In 2017, Sony and Marvel Studios agreed to share Spider-Man and allow him to appear in the MCU. Spider-Man has since appeared in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and will presumably appear in Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios also produced Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home with Sony distributing. The original deal allowed for MCU characters to appear in Sony’s Spider-Man films and vice versa. While Tony Stark played a prominent role in Homecoming, no Spider-Man characters have appeared outside a film the wall-crawler was in.
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler expressed his desire to use Kraven the Hunter in the first film in an interview last year. Coogler was later told he couldn’t include the villain. Sony is currently developing a Kraven the Hunter solo film written by Equalizer 2‘s Richard Wenk. The spin-off film will be apart of Sony’s separate Marvel Universe, which includes Venom and Morbius. But given Black Panther’s box office and critical reception, it is possible that this may change.
Sony’s spinoff Spider-Man films have had an interesting history. While the Venom film was a massive box office success, it was critically panned. The Black Cat/Silver Sable film is now stuck in development and shows no signs of getting out. So it is very possible that Sony may just allow the of Kraven to appear in the sequel to such a critically acclaimed film if the planned film suffers a similar fate.
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Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis, and John Kan.
Black Panther is now available in 4k Ultra, Blu-Ray and DVD.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.