Spider-Man Director Sam Raimi Shares Original Plans for Kraven the Hunter
Published 2 years ago
While Raimi may have ended his Spider-Man run with three films, he had a lot more planned for Tobey Maguire’s version of the web-slinger. Though a lot of fans are familiar with the Vulture being the villain of Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, Raimi shares that he also had plans for Kraven the Hunter.
Talking to Rolling Stone, Raimi shared that he was planning a clash with Marvel’s greatest hunter and everyone’s favorite wallcrawler. He says:
“We were going to work that character into the next Spider-Man… I always wanted to see Kraven fight Spider-Man on the big screen. I thought that would be really unique. He’s the ultimate hunter, and Spider-Man is like the most agile trickster of the skies. And I wanted to see Peter continue forward as a human being.”
Besides Kraven, there were plans for John Malkovich to play the Vulture and have Bruce Campbell cameo as Mysterio. They just couldn’t push through since Sony was ready to reboot the franchise with Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.
If anything, Tom Holland has been a very solid Spider-Man, and Sony managed to bring all the Spidey films into the official MCU canon thanks to No Way Home. While I’m not expecting Maguire to be in another solo Spider-Man film, I think it would be great if he managed to appear from time to time, maybe even with other versions of his villains.
For now, Raimi’s next project, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is set to hit theaters this weekend May 6.