Tom Holland reveals that Spider-Man: No Way Home almost had Kraven the Hunter as its main villain

By Stephen Ippolito | December 9th, 2021

With villains and possibly heroes from all three franchises appearing, Spider-Man: No Way Home looks to be the most ambitious Marvel film since Avengers: Endgame. Between writing the right story and getting everyone to agree to come back, a lot had to go right for it to happen. Well, according to Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, Sony and Marvel Studios had a backup plan in case the Multiverse story fell apart.

During a recent interview with Collider, Holland revealed that at one point when “things weren’t working out,” No Way Home was going to have Kraven the Hunter as the main villain.

“For a long time, there was a ‘Kraven’ movie that was gonna be the third movie because things weren’t working out and all sorts of different stuff. [‘No Way Home’ director Jon Watts] pitched me this ‘Kraven’ movie, which actually was really cool. I don’t want to talk about it in case that movie ends up happening down the line, but it was fun.”

It definitely would have been very entertaining to see Spidey going at it with Kraven. However, I think fans (including myself) would agree that their happy things worked with the Multiverse plotline. With the film set for a massive opening at the box office, I think both studios are happy too.

Following the Kraven story being scrapped, Sony took the opportunity to develop a solo film that will star the Avengers: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Unfortunately, it will not take place in the MCU but rather the “Sony Spider-Man Universe.”

Catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters next week (December 17).

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