Rumor: Kraven, Mysterio Latest Villains In Line For Sony Spider-Man Spinoffs

Rumor: Kraven, Mysterio Latest Villains In Line For Sony Spider-Man Spinoffs
Pinup by Steve Ditko from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

The Spider-Man movie universe at Sony continues to expand, and now we have some details on which characters could follow Venom's solo movie and Black Cat and Silver Sable's Silver Silver and Black. And surprise: the characters are once again villains, or at least tweeners, which makes sense considering the rogue's gallery is probably the most marketable aspect of the Spider-Man movie rights, once you remove Spider-Man.

In a profile on Sony chief Tom Rothman, THR claims a "studio source" told them that Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio are in line for upcoming solo projects:

Another spinoff, Silver & Black, doesn't have a release date but is eyeing a fall shoot and features characters Silver Sable and Black Cat. Other projects will focus on Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. The idea, says a studio source, is to build out a world gradually rather than launch one immediately, as they had been trying with Spider-Man villain ensemble Sinister Six, which has been shelved.

It makes sense that Sony would look to the Marvel approach to universe building, given they abandoned their own attempts at a franchise to join with Marvel in rebooting Spider-Man. It will be interesting to see whether such a villain heavy lineup can sustain an entire cinematic universe, or who Spider-Man will have left to do battle with in future films if all his villains become protagonists in their own movies.

Rumor: Kraven, Mysterio Latest Villains In Line For Sony Spider-Man Spinoffs
Pinup by Steve Ditko from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

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