Kraven The Hunter Release Date Delayed Again, Now Arriving After Venom 3

Sony officially delays Kraven the Hunter’s release date by four months, setting its arrival after the release of the fellow Marvel title Venom 3.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven looking serious in Kraven the Hunter

Despite initially set to lead the charge for Sony’s Spider-Man Universe in the summer, Kraven the Hunter‘s release date has been delayed. The next installment in the SSU will explore the origin story of its titular Spider-Man villain as he discovers his ability to communicate with animals and uses it to hunt down his criminal father after being left for dead during a hunt. Aaron Taylor-Johnson leads the Kraven the Hunter cast alongside Russell Crowe, Ariana Debose, Fred Hechinger, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola and Levi Miller.

Sony Pictures has announced that Kraven the Hunter‘s release date has been delayed. The latest installment in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe was originally set for an August 30 premiere and will now hit theaters on December 13, nearly a full four months after its prior date. This now puts the movie’s release after fellow SSU title Venom: The Last Dance, which is currently set for an October 25 release.

Kraven’s Release Delay Is A Smart Choice By Sony

Kraven the Hunter with cuts on his arms

The decision to delay Kraven the Hunter‘s release comes amid a slew of changes in Sony’s calendar, with the studio also delaying the next Karate Kid movie due to Cobra Kai season 6’s filming delay, with the SSU title taking its place. Additionally, the move comes as the studio is reassessing their ultimate plans for their live-action Marvel franchise, with prior 2024 release Madame Web proving to be a complete critical misfire and underperforming at the box office, being viewed as the worst installment for it yet. Check out how the various SSU movies’ performances compare below:

But in spite of delays typically holding a negative connotation for a movie, Kraven the Hunter‘s could actually prove beneficial for both it and Sony. Given the Venom movies continue to be the standout hits of the SSU, allowing the reportedly final installment in the Tom Hardy-led trilogy to release first could ensure that the franchise gets back on track at the box office, and even with critics should the gradually rising reviews seen between the first two installments continue heading into The Last Dance.

This renewed good will for the franchise would go a long way to drawing audiences to the theater for Kraven the Hunter, while also allowing Sony to conduct more test screenings to ensure they’re putting out the best quality project they can. However, with the movie also facing off against the holdover releases of Wicked and Moana 2, going up against The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim in its opening weekend and followed by Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on December 20, even with positive buzz, the SSU movie will have some heated competition at the box office in its new date.

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