EXCLUSIVE: Catch-22 big name Christopher Abbott is ready to sign up for Sony Photos’ Wonder film Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson within the identify position. Whilst unconfirmed, assets say Abbott would play the movie’s major villain, The Foreigner — considered one of Spider-Guy’s larger adversaries within the comics.
He joins a solid that comes with Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Alessandro Nivola and Fred Hechinger. Time limit lately broke that Nivola could be enjoying an unknown villain as neatly — so, like such a lot of Wonder pics, the principle personality will fight a couple of adversaries.
J.C. Chandor is directing the pic, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach generating. Artwork Marcum & Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk penned the screenplay.
Sony had no touch upon Abbott’s casting.
One in all Sony Photos’ universe of Wonder characters, Kraven is amongst Wonder’s maximum iconic and infamous antiheroes. He has encountered Venom, Black Panther and plenty of others in addition to being considered one of Spider-Guy’s best-known and most-formidable enemies. The movie will probably be launched theatrically January 13.
As for the nature Abbott will probably be enjoying, lovers are positive to be excited as The Foreigner performed a big section within the Spider-Guy comics through the years. Whilst he had no superhuman skills, the mercenary/murderer is likely one of the extra educated martial artists in all of Wonder comics. Whilst he had uncommon run-ins with Kraven, he would move paths with everybody from Spidey himself to Silver Sable (who he would later marry) to Kraven’s brother, the Chameleon. Obviously, Abbott’s look on this movie is most likely just the beginning of his presence within the MCU going ahead.
Very best identified for his breakout position in George Clooney’s adaptation of Catch-22, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Very best Actor in Restricted Sequence, Abbott maximum lately was once observed reverse Jerrod Carmichael in Carmichael’s directorial debut At the Depend Of 3, which premiered at Sundance remaining yr and was once received by means of Annapurna for free up thru MGM’s Orion Photos. He subsequent may also be observed in Searchlight’s Deficient Issues and likewise has the Apple TV+ anthology collection The Crowded Room.
Different contemporary credit come with Black Endure and Possessor.
Abbott is repped by means of WME and Control 360.