Ryan Coogler Wanted Kraven The Hunter To Appear in BLACK PANTHER
Marvel's Black Panther movie is a visual feast of awesomeness and fans are going to freakin' love it! As you'd expect the film is filled with all kinds of comic book references and characters that are associated with Wakanda and other elements of the MCU. However, there was one character from the comics that director Ryan Coogler really wanted to use, but unfortunately, he wasn't able to. That character is Kraven the Hunter! During an interview with Yahoo!, the director said:
"Being a Marvel fan, you want to grab all the characters. You realise there’s contractual things. You don’t have that character. There was a Christopher Priest run that was pretty heavy, there’s a big scene where Panther’s fighting Kraven, Kraven the Hunter.
"I’ve always loved Kraven the Hunter in almost every iteration. So there was a moment – ‘Can I grab Kraven?’ – and they were ‘Nah, you don’t have Kraven.’ He was one where I thought ‘Oh, man.’ But I don’t even know if he would have worked in the movie we ended up with, this was the early days."
That would have been awesome, but, Sony Pictures owns the rights to that character and they are said to be developing a solo movie for Kraven. That would definitely keep Coogler from using the character, but I would have much rather seen Kraven in Black Panther. I think Coogler would have done some really cool things with him. It probably would've taken the story in a completely different direction than what we got, but it would have been interesting to see how he would have been used.
Would you have liked to see Black Panther and Kraven the Hunter faceoff in the MCU?