Will Spider-Man Ever Connect With Sony’s Other Marvel Movies? ‘There Actually Is a Plan,’ Says Exec

When director David Leitch and Brad Pitt told Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group President Sanford Panitch that they were keen to cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson for the ensemble thriller “Bullet Train,” Panitch wasn’t super-aware of the British actor.“It was a ‘I had to look him up’ kind of thing,” Panitch tells Variety.

“I didn’t have a lot of familiarity.

And then we start watching these incredible dailies [from ‘Bullet Train’], and you really see the full-on action star.

He’s charming and he’s funny and he’s holding his own against Brad Pitt.

A lot of people can’t do that.”Taylor-Johnson — who also headlined the R-rated comic book hero franchise “Kick-Ass” and played Quicksilver in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — so impressed Panitch that he instantly shot to the top of the list for “Kraven the Hunter,” the long-gestating adaptation of the Marvel comics anti-hero and

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