It appears another villain will be appearing in the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie as Ariana DeBose has joined the cast as Calypso.
According to Deadline, DeBose – who is nominated this year for an Academy Award for her role in West Side Story – has signed on to play the voodoo priestess Calypso.
In the comics, Calypso has served as both a villain to Spider-Man as well as an occasional romantic interest for Kraven.
The cast for Kraven is rapidly expanding with Aaron Taylor-Johnson is playing Kraven, while Oscar-winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, The Loudest Voice) has reportedly joined the cast as his father. And Fred Hechinger has signed on as The Chameleon as well.
J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Margin Call) is directing Kraven from a script by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk.
Kraven is currently scheduled to hit theaters on Jan. 13, 2023. With this release date in mind, filming should be kicking off at virtually any moment now.
IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Ariana DeBose – Lev Radin