Spider-Man: Far From Home is already the sixth highest-grossing of the year despite only being released six days ago, with the twenty-third installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe earning over $580m at the global box office in less than a week. Obviously, these aren’t Avengers: Endgame numbers (not that anyone was expecting them to be), but it marks as yet another unqualified success from Marvel Studios.
As is the case with every high-profile sequel, director Jon Watts is already being asked about his plans for the next Spider-Man adventure, and after using the Vulture and Mysterio as main villains so far, Watts is keen to continue using characters that the audience hasn’t seen on the big screen before, revealing the following in a recent spoiler-free interview:
“I always just try to start with what we haven’t seen before. And there’s so many Spider-Man villains. I mean, the fact that I got to bring Hydro-Man and Molten Man to a movie, really, I get a kick out of that. But, no, I don’t know who’s next. I always like to think about it in terms of what’s going to be the most difficult thing for Peter. So that’s going to be the next trick.”
When pressed further, the filmmaker named one specific fan-favorite villain he would be keen to introduce in the next movie:
“Oh, I would love Kraven. It’s just the trick of how do you do Kraven in a movie?”
This is interesting because Sony have been developing a Kraven the Hunter movie as part of their own Marvel universe for a couple of years now, and hired Richard Wenk to write the script as recently as last August, but there’s been little news about the project since.
As for the question of how to make a character like Kraven work as part of the MCU, Watts had no trouble in tweaking the comic book backstories of Vulture and Mysterio to suit the narrative of both Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, so there’s no reason why he couldn’t pull of the same trick a third time with Sergei Kravinoff.