SPIDER-MAN And JUSTICE LEAGUE Actor Joe Manganiello Calls Kraven The Hunter A "Dream Role"

SPIDER-MAN And JUSTICE LEAGUE Actor Joe Manganiello Calls Kraven The Hunter A "Dream Role"

SPIDER-MAN And JUSTICE LEAGUE Actor Joe Manganiello Calls Kraven The Hunter A "Dream Role"

In a new interview, Joe Manganiello discusses his fondness for the Kraven's Last Hunt comic storyline, and reveals that suiting-up as the relentless Spider-Man villain would be one of his dream roles...

Joe Manganiello, who played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, has thrown his hat in the ring to play Kraven.

The former True Blood actor spoke of his love for the character and the Kraven's Last Hunt storyline while appearing on the LightsCameraBarstool podcast, calling the prospect of suiting-up as the formidable Spidey villain a "dream role."

While nothing is set in stone, there's a good chance we will see Kraven the Hunter on the big screen in the near future - although it remains to be seen what capacity that'll be in. Sony Pictures is reportedly developing a solo outing for the character, but the writers of Spider-Man: Far From Home are also interested in utilizing Kraven as Peter Parker's next big bad.

We'll have to see how things play out, but it doesn't sound like Manganiello will settle for anything less than a full-on scrap between Kraven and the Wall-Crawler!

Do you guys think Joe would be a good fit for the role? Drop us a comment down below, and check out some alternate designs for Far From Home's villain, Mysterio.

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The biggest challenge was getting Mysterio's trademark fishbowl helmet right without making it look overly goofy, and Meinerding reveals that they attempted more "head friendly" designs before returning to something that would more closely honor Steve Ditko's original vision for the character.

This sleeker, slightly more effeminate armor was an early concept.



This is pretty close to the costume we ended up seeing on screen, although the helmet is a lot wider at the neck.

"It usually starts from such a unique place, and its one of the reasons why the MCU characters tend to end up looking more unique," said Meinerding of the decision to stick closer to Beck's original look. "With Ditko's stuff, the weirdness of the characters really came through, whether it was in Spider-Man or Mysterio or in Doctor Strange."


Looks like they were thinking about having Mysterio's suit glow at one point, which would have been... interesting!



Although they are still toying with making the helmet design more head-friendly here, this overall costume is arguably more comic-accurate than the one they went with. Meinerding reveals that they ultimately decided on a more metallic look to make the outfit seem more realistic.

"One of the things we do to make something automatically feel more real in some ways is just make it metallic," he explained. "The second you use a metallic paint on his suit, it just feels more real. It gives life; when he's moving around, there's reflections playing off of it, and it doesn't feel dead or flat."




The final two pieces of artwork are more drastic departures from the character's original look, both in design and color.

As you can see, the helmet is sculpted much closer to the head, and makes Mysterio look more like G.I. Joe's Cobra Commander than the classic Spidey villain he's based on.


It's probably safe to assume that the majority of fans will be glad these last couple of designs weren't utilized for the character in Far From Home!

What do you guys think? Did you prefer any of these alternate looks to the one we got in the film? Drop us a comment down below.
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