Sergei Kravinoff is making his way to the big screen. Since the summer of 2018, Sony Pictures has been working on a stand-alone Kraven the Hunter movie with the intention of using the character as the next installment in its shared Spider-Man universe (without Spider-Man).

Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage have the greatest connecting thread among the three Spider-Man movies that Sony has so far produced. Morbius from 2022 featured a brief mention of the symbiote by the title character played by Jared Leto, but the only obvious crossovers appeared in the post-credits scene, where Michael Keaton’s Vulture (a member of the Spider-Man franchise from the Marvel Cinematic Universe) suggested a malicious alliance.

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Although there aren’t many connections between these movies, Spider-Man references frequently appear in all of them. Even in the post-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker appeared on a news program. Although there were no overt references to Venom or Morbius in the Kraven the Hunter official trailer, it did contain a frame that alluded to the eponymous character’s spider-like foe.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven is seen standing up in a woodland toward the end of the trailer as a large number of enormous spiders come tumbling down from the treetops. As the spiders descend to the ground, Kraven watches them in concern.

There is cause to think that this might result in a particular web-slinging link. When Kraven was a young child, lion’s blood seeped into one of his open wounds, giving him his animalistic impulses. If this spider-infested forest is nearby and, continuing with the idea that there is something special about that lion in particular, one could claim that it contains radioactive spiders, which OsCorp eventually acquires and uses to bite Peter Parker and turn him into Spider-Man.