‘Kraven the Hunter: Alessandro Nivola gives clues about his character; “A classic villain”
Since Alessandro Nivola (‘The Many Saints of Newark’) was cast as the villain of ‘Kraven the Hunter‘ fans are curious to know his character’s identity.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the star was asked about the matter and gave a clue, saying that he plays a classic villain of the universe. ‘Spider man’.
Additionally, he stated that the villain was set in realistic terms despite being a superhero comic book adaptation.
“The physical capabilities of the characters in this film are grounded in reality. People aren’t flying around or anything. [O diretor] JC Chandler described my character as the most amazing Olympian you’ve ever seen. I’m not yet allowed to reveal it, but it was a real roleplaying opportunity. You’ll see, I didn’t have to wear skin-tight suits or make any adjustments through visual effects.”
“I wasn’t behind a green wall. I only physically transform in the final moments of the movie, so all I can say is that I’m a classic comic book villain and it’s all very interesting about him, his psychology, his complexity, his personal history… time jump, so the character changes a lot from the way he is at the beginning of the movie. I was able to indulge in acting as much as in other films that stray from that blockbuster vibe.”
Previously, the protagonist Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Kick-Ass’) in a recent interview, that the film will be faithful to the comics, and will show “the Hunter we all want to see”.
By the way, Taylor-Johnson took advantage of the interview to try to clarify the confusion that occurred, after having previously declared that Kraven would be an “animal-loving” character.
Check out the full statement:
“I can’t confirm any details or anything. Also, I think it was probably taken a little out of context. I mean, I think you know what I meant, what was really said was that he was a protector of the natural world, I said, and he’s a conservationist, which is probably more accurate, and so I should have stopped. there, period, it shouldn’t have gone further than that.
Because, yeah, I think you know you really have to understand, yeah, he’s a hunter and that hunting world and there are so many aspects. What I love about this character is that what he’s humanizing is that he has flaws, right? Kraven is a cute character.
Sergei Kravinov is a beautiful character because he’s someone who really understands himself and has flaws. This is a character that was built a long time ago and is in a new time, a new era, but yes, is he going to be The Hunter that we all want to see? Yes, absolutely. Absolutely.”
For those unfamiliar with the character, Sergei Kravinoff is an obsessive hunter who was introduced as a Spider-Man villain in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #15 (1964). According to Fandom, Kravinoff began his career as a typical hunter, but over time he developed a preference for taking down large animals with his bare hands. After meeting a voodoo sorcerer known as Calypso, Kravinoff took an herbal potion that increased his physical powers, giving him the strength, speed, and senses to match a jungle cat. The potion also extended his life, maintaining his health and vitality for years to come.
Remembering that the adaptation has its premiere scheduled for January 2023.
The cast is also made up of Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Christopher Abbott, Fred Hechinger and Levi Miller.
The screenplay was written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk.
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