Due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the film industry is at a standstill. Actors can’t promote films they’re already in, forcing studios to take drastic action. It appears that Sony Pictures has been hit so hard by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike that it has been forced to shelve one project and start another. The studio announced today that Kraven the Hunter has been delayed by a whole year from October 6, 2023 to August 30, 2024, while Madame Web will be pushed back from February 16, 2024 to February 14, 2024.
What is Kraven the Hunter?
In Kraven the Hunter, Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff must prove that he is the world’s greatest hunter. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Sergei Kravinoff/Craven, Arana DeBose as Calypso and Fred Heichinger as Dimitri Smerdyakov/Chameleon. Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Russell Crowe and Levi Miller were cast in unknown roles.
He is a hunter and he comes from this hunting world, there are so many aspects to it. What I love about this character is that his humanization is that he has flaws, right? Craven is a beautiful character. Sergey Kravinov is a wonderful character because he understands himself and has flaws. This character was created centuries ago and is in a new era and time, but yes, will he become the hunter we all want to see? Yes, sure. Absolutely yes.
Taylor-Johnson told ComicBook.com in a previous interview.
What is Madame Web about?
Madame Web will follow the origin story of the main character, played by Dakota Johnson, a clairvoyant whose psychic powers allow her to see inside the Spider World. The film is directed by S. J. Clarkson, director of Jessica Jones, and will also star Sidney Sweeney, Isabella Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Emma Roberts, Zosia Mamet, Mike Epps and Adam Scott.
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