Written by Edwin Francisco
Spider-Man’s first foe will be Kraven the Hunter‘s main villain in his solo movie.
He is the master of disguise: the Chameleon.
Writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko created the Chameleon in The Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 in 1963.
In other words, the Chameleon fought Spider-Man before anyone else in his rogues’ gallery.
What’s interesting in choosing this character is that in the comics, he is Kraven’s half-brother.
They are also both part of the Sinister Six.
Sony has been really making the best out of the remaining villains in the Spider-Verse.
They selected Aaron Taylor-Johnson to star as Kraven the Hunter.
He is known as a villain in the comic books, but he is also considered an anti-hero.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that Sony handed Kraven the Hunter a possible solo franchise.
Sony scheduled his movie for January 2023.
Now we’ve heard who he may be fighting against.
We are not sure, though, if he’s the only villain from Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery that will show up in the Kraven the Hunter film.
After all, there is still a number of unused characters on the list.
At the moment, he will reportedly have an important role in the movie.
There is no confirmed cast at this time.
The Chameleon can be literally anyone.
In the comics, his face looks smooth and unusual.
There’s a high chance for heavy make-up or computer-generated imagery for his facial features.
The report revealed that is looking for an actor in his thirties to play the Chameleon.
Born in Russia, his name is Dmitri Nikolaievich Smerdyakov.
Even at a young age, he was doing a lot of impressions to entertain his half-brother Sergei Kravinoff (Kraven).
Spider-Man Foe Will Be Kraven the Hunter’s Villain
But he felt scarred and repressed because his own father was ashamed of him.
Moreover, nearly his entire family hated him because of his illegitimacy.
The only one who tolerated him was Sergei, but he too was abusive towards him.
While Kraven the Hunter has been enhanced with chemicals and magic which gives him superhuman abilities.
The Chameleon also got the same serum, but it didn’t have the same effect on him.
Instead, he gained the powers of changing his skin at will. It also gave them both long lives.
Furthermore, the Chameleon can also be strong but not at a superhuman level.
We don’t know what the story is for the movie, but their relationship alone is interesting to dive into.
We also don’t know how the Chameleon and Kraven the Hunter will fit into Sony’s overall plan.
Both characters are deeply rooted in Spider-Man comic books.
They are among Spider-Man’s essential bad guys; it’d be a waste to separate them.