Sony's Spider-Man Universe is slowing down any time soon as they have just cast Fred Hechinger in Sony Pictures’ Kraven the Hunter, as the Chameleon, the half brother of Kraven, in the movie.
In the comic books, Dmitri Smerdyakov aka Chameleon, is depicted as a master of disguises, known for his ability to impersonate virtually anybody.
Hechinger is coming off his scene-stealing role as Steve Zahn and Connie Britton’s son in HBO’s hit series The White Lotus. He appears in the Hulu limited series Pam & Tommy and is filming Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye starring Christian Bale. He also will be seen in Gabe Polsky’s upcoming Butchers Crossing, starring Nicolas Cage and adapted from John Williams’ 1960 novel.
Sony is in the clouds due to Venom: Let There Be Carnage making more than $500 million worldwide, while Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the biggest film of 2021 with $1.7 billion in worldwide sales. As for future films, the Jared Leto starrer Morbius bows in April, and the studio just named Dakota Johnson to lead Madame Web.
J.C. Chandor is directing the pic with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing.
One of Sony Pictures’ universe of Marvel characters, Kraven is among Marvel’s most iconic and notorious antiheroes, who has encountered Venom and Black Panther among many others as well as being one of Spider-Man’s best-known and most-formidable enemies. The film will be released theatrically on January 13, 2023.