The X-Men star has been offered a major Spider-Man villain role in the Kraven the Hunter movie

Reports indicate that Kodi Smit-McPhee, who played Nightcrawler in the X-Men franchise, has been approached to star in Spider-Man spin-off Kraven the Hunter.

Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee, who played Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenixwould have almost starred in the next Sony film Spider Man spin off, Kraven the hunter.

Film journalist Jeff Sneider recently claimed that Smit-McPhee is in the running to play Chameleon in the film, which is set in Sony’s Spider-Man universe. As the character’s name suggests, Chameleon is a master of disguise capable of impersonating anyone with an incredible degree of accuracy. He first appeared in Spider Man #1, making Chameleon the first supervillain Spidey has ever faced. Marvel later established that he was the half-brother of fellow Spider-Man antagonist Kraven, which likely explains his inclusion in Kraven the hunter.

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According to Sneider’s source, Smit-McPhee turned down the role of Chameleon because it conflicted with his current schedule of filming commitments. Sneider teased further Chameleon-related casting developments to come. However, Sony has yet to officially confirm Chameleon’s appearance in The Kraven the Hunterdespite persistent rumors surrounding his live-action debut.

If Smit-McPhee had signed on to play Chameleon in Kraven the hunter, he wouldn’t have been the first actor to star in more than one shared superhero universe. Chris Evans portrayed Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after starring as the Human Torch in both 20th Century Fox movies. The Fantastic Four movies. Likewise, Christian Bale has jumped ship for Marvel to play Gorr the Butcher God in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. Thor: Love and Thunder after donning Batman’s cape and cowl in DC Black Knight trilogy. Bale isn’t the only former DC star to migrate to the MCU, either. Russell Crowe starring in Steel man and other later DC Extended Universe releases before being cast in Kraven the hunter.

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Crowe joins Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the project, who himself is no stranger to starring in superhero movies. Before signing on to star in Kraven the hunterTaylor-Johnson played DIY vigilante Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass in the 2010 dark comedy Kick ass and its sequel, as well as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in The Avengers followed Age of Ultron. Taylor-Johnson Didn’t Return as Quicksilver in the MCU Disney+ Series Wanda Visionhowever, with Evan Peters appearing as a fake version of Pietro, instead.

Directed by JC Chandor from a screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk, Kraven the hunter is set to arrive in cinemas on January 13, 2023.

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