MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR FAR FROM HOME BELOW
Among many other things, probably one of the nerdiest achievements the MCU has accomplished is the pitch-perfect attempt to bring a character as ridiculous as Mysterio to life. Their take on Quentin Beck feels so real yet grandiose that it makes us incredibly excited for the future of Spidey villains. Director Jon Watts is just as excited as us, revealing the villain he wants to tackle next in an interview with Uproxx.
Oh, I would love Kraven. It’s just the trick of how do you do Kraven in a movie?
When asked about the process of developing and planning which foes Peter could face, Watts had this to say:
I mean, yeah, I always just try to start with what haven’t we seen before? And there’s so many Spider-Man villains. I mean, the fact that I got to, in a way, bring Hydro-Man and Molten Man to a movie, really, I get a kick out of that, even if they are fake. But, no, I don’t know who’s next. I always like to think about it in terms of what’s going to be the most difficult thing for Peter. So that’s going to be the next trick.
The conclusion of Spider-Man: Far From Home leaves Peter in a totally insane place. His identity is out in the public, making him and his loved ones prime targets for anyone after the wall-crawler. This is the perfect scenario to bring Kraven the Hunter into the fold to hunt the kid no villain has had the fortune (save the Mad Titan) of taking down.
Whatever what’s next for Peter, Kevin Feige assures us that the next Spidey story will be more personal and away from the glory of the Avengers and Tony Stark. Our lord and savior had this to say about the major status quo change for Peter.
It’ll be fun to see Spidey back in his element, out of the shadow of Tony, out of the shadow of the other Avengers, as his own man now, as his own hero. And yet now facing his own challenges that aren’t coming from Avengers fighting, like Civil War, or aliens coming, like Infinity War or Endgame. It’s all Peter focused and Peter based.