Aaron Taylor-Johnson Teases Doubtful Tom Holland Crossover

Written By Kieran Bugg • U.K. Editor

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson has teased a potential showdown between his Kraven the Hunter and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man that’ll never come.

Sony Pictures recently dropped the first trailer for their next Spider-Man villain spin-off, Kraven the Hunter, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead.

Like its embarrassingly bad predecessor Morbius, this movie will also be set in the same universe as Sony’s Venom movies.

In addition, Kraven the Hunter will be their first R-rated Marvel movie, which the red band trailer fully showcases.

Already there’s more skepticism than excitement surrounding the upcoming SUMC (Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters) movie. The changes made to Kraven the Hunter’s character have been met with significant backlash.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Teases Doubtful Tom Holland Crossover

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Teases Doubtful Tom Holland Crossover

Image: Sony Pictures

Instead of being a master hunter of rare creatures, Kraven is now a defender of the animal kingdom. Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson will star as the titular Spidey villain alongside legendary actor Russell Crowe. Crowe will portray Kraven’s father, Nikolaï Kravinoff. Ironically, Crowe looks and sounds more like Kraven than Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

The Gladiator star previously appeared as the mighty Greek god Zeus in 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder. He’s expected to reprise the role in a future MCU movie with Brett Goldstein’s Hercules.

Moreover, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is also no stranger to Marvel movies as he previously portrayed the MCU version of Quicksilver. Sadly, his time as the character was tragically cut short after being killed off in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Nonetheless, Johnson is ready to make a comeback to the Marvel multiverse as one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes. The actor is already hyping up a potential confrontation with Tom Holland’s web-slinger.

When he shared the new trailer via his Instagram, Johnson wrote this caption:

“Spider-Man… I’m coming for you.”

Many have taken this as a confirmation that a fight between the two rivals is bound to happen. Not likely.

This is actually a trick in order to hopefully boost ticket sales when the movie arrives this October.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Teases Doubtful Tom Holland Crossover

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Teases Doubtful Tom Holland Crossover

Image: Sony Pictures

Remember that Sony did something similar with Morbius back when the first trailer hit.

A mural depicting Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man was seen during the short teaser but never appeared in the final film.

This was sneaky ploy to get people to watch Morbius in theatres.

Look how that turned out.

LOL, Sony, LOL.

Odds are strong that history will repeat itself with Kraven the Hunter.


Lincolnshire, England-based Kieran Bugg is the U.K. Editor of Geekosity. Founder Mikey Sutton discovered him in the private Geekosity Facebook page. Impressed by his knowledge of comic-book films, especially Spider-Man films and the MCU, Sutton made him among the site’s first writers, which eventually led to his promotion. Bugg also handles most of Geekosity’s Harry Potter and Doctor Who coverage.