Ariana DeBose in the cast of the next Sony Marvel movie

West Side Story Scene-stealer and Oscar nominee Ariana DeBose has joined the cast of Sony’s next film Kraven the hunterby Deadline.

Although unconfirmed, it is believed that DeBose will take on the role of Calypso. Calypso is a voodoo priestess who uses potions against her enemies. In addition to being a recurring antagonist of Spider-Man, Calypso is also the partner and occasional lover of the film’s titular character, Kraven.

Kraven the hunter will be the fourth antagonist project in Sony’s Spider-Man universe, after two Venom movies and 2022 Morbius. Kraven will be directed by JC Chandor (triple border), with screenplay by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk.

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DeBose joins an ever-growing cast list with Aaron Taylor-Johnson returning to the Marvel world in the lead role, Russell Crowe in an unconfirmed role, and Fred Hechinger previously announced as another unconfirmed role (although it’s thought that he will assume Chameleon, Kraven’s half-brother.

Kraven the hunter is currently slated for release on January 13, 2023. You can follow our coverage of the film here.

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