Sony’s slightly convolutedly-titled SPUMC continues to grow. We’ve already had Venom, we’ve got the Jared Leto-led Morbius and Marc Guggenheim‘s Jackpot on the way, as well S.J. Clarkson‘s Madame Webb movie and Olivia Wilde‘s just-announced (possible) Spider-Woman film. But Sony wants more.
The studio has hired Triple Frontier director J.C. Chandor to helm a Kraven The Hunter movie. Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad will produce. Richard Wenk, the writer behind The Equalizer movies and The Expendables 2, has written the script.
Kraven The Hunter made his debut in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #15 in 1964. He’s the villainous alter-ego of Sergei Kravinoff, an obsessive big game hunter who set his sights on Spider-Man to prove to the world he can take down anything. He’s also perfected the moustache and is genuinely insane, so whoever is cast in the role will surely have plenty of fun.
Not much else is known about the project at this point, and it’s unclear exactly how all these movies are going to fit together. One imagines Sony is laying the groundwork for their own mini-Avengers team-up of sorts. But so far we’ve only seen Venom, which performed excellently but wasn’t received too well critically, so we’ll have to wait and see how the SPUMC performs from here.
Nonetheless, Chandor is a pretty safe bet as a director. Along with the aforementioned Triple Frontier, he also directed crime drama A Most Violent Year and the Robert Redford lost at sea drama All Is Lost. All those films are solid, and if Sony is looking for reliable directing to keep their interconnected universe afloat, Chandor is a pretty excellent pick.