“Kraven’s Last Hunt” deals with the evil Kraven the Hunter seeming kill and bury Spider-Man. Afterwards, in a very strange turn of events, Kraven becomes the new Spider-Man and viciously attacks criminals.
Fans consider “Kraven’s Last Hunt” to be among the very best Spider-Man storylines Ever written.
There are a few very interesting aspects of selecting this particular story. For one, it takes place many years after the events of Spider-Man’s origin. Sony surely appreciates this fact. Creatively, retelling Spider-Man’s origin and constantly focusing on teenage romance during the running time gets dull.
With “Kraven’s Last Hunt“, we would move away from a teenage Peter Parker and visit him as an adult. In the comic book, Spider-Man has been portrayed as an adult for the better part of two decades. Even though the audience for Spider-Man comics is young, they stuck with their favorite wall-crawler even when he aged and got married.
The Spider-Man books never were poor quality books in the eyes of fans. The Spider-Man movies, sadly, are suffering from an image problem. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 nearly killed the franchise. Keeping the cinema version of Spider-Man relevant is going to require a totally new direction.
“Kraven’s Last Hunt” just might do this.