If all the reports are true, this is a theory based on evidence that the Spider-Man reboot will be a trilogy using the comic book story Kraven’s Last Hunt as the main story arc.
If you haven’t read the comic and or don’t want the trilogy spoiled for you, stop reading now!
Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Karen Moy, the Vice President of Creative Affairs over at Sony, purchased a copy of Kraven’s Last Hunt trade paperback on Amazon.
“Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before,” Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe told Devin Faraci of Birth.Death.Movies.
Facts we know: The film with feature a new villain and Sony is researching Kraven.
We can postulate that Hollywood loves trilogies and (Spoiler) to kill Kraven in the first film would be dumb. What would makes more sense is to introduce Kraven in the first film as the main villain, have him be a presence in the sequel and then have Kraven’s Last Hunt as the third film. This would give time to develop both Spider-Man and Kraven. In the comic, Kraven defeats Spider-Man and then buries him alive. Peter Parker’s drive to dig himself out of a grave is his love for Mary Jane, his wife at the time. Visually, Kraven’s Last Hunt could be a cinematic masterpiece. Just look at the cover below. If John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein want to take the Spider-Man franchise to the heights it deserves this would be the direction to go.
The themes would need to be changed due to youth of the current Spider-Man, i.e. what would be the motivation for Peter to crawl out of a grave. Also, would Marvel and Sony be confident enough in the story to leave in Kraven’s suicide? Marvel has shied away from darker films as they completely avoid the Demon in a Bottle storyline with the Iron Man franchise.