Aaron Taylor-Johnson cast as Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been cast as Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter (David Parry/PA)

British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been cast as Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter and will headline his own film, Sony said.

Taylor-Johnson, known for roles in Kick-Ass and Tenet, will star in Kraven The Hunter, which has a release date of January 13 2023.

It will be directed by JC Chandor and marks the latest installment in Sony Pictures’ universe of Marvel characters.

They co-produce the Spider-Man films with Marvel and produce movies based on the comic book characters Venom and Morbius.

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Kraven The Hunter will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, while the screenplay comes from Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk.

The character is one of Spider-Man’s best known enemies.

He is usually depicted as a world renowned big-game hunter who aims to prove his skills by taking down the web-slinger.

Kraven the Hunter first appeared in a 1964 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Taylor-Johnson, 30, previously appeared in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

The Tom Hardy-starring Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to 2018’s blockbuster Venom, is set for release in September.

And Morbius, which stars Jared Leto as the titular vampire, is set to arrive in January next year.

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