Bad Bunny will be the first Latino actor to lead a Marvel-live action movie.
Last Updated: 05.58 AM, Apr 26, 2022
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At the opening of the Cinema Con in Las Vegas yesterday, Sony Pictures announced its new movie, El Muerto, featuring rapper-singer Bad Bunny as a Spider-Man villain.
The spinoff will make Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, globally recognised as Bad Bunny, the first Latino actor to lead any Marvel live-action movie. The character Juan-Carlos Sanchez aka El Muerto is a wrestler who achieves superpowers from a mysterious mask that is kind of a family heirloom.
"I love wrestling and now I am a wrestler. This is the perfect role to me. It will be epic to me," said the rapper during the event, according to Screen Rant.
The character has only appeared in two Marvel comics so far and even the most diehard comic book fans may not recognise him. Screen Rant writes that does not want to carry forward his family's legacy of being a superhero wrestler but eventually has to take over after the death of his father.
The news of El Muerto comes after it was announced that comic character Madame Web will have her standalone movie, with Dakota Johnson playing the titular role. This movie makes Madame Web the first female character from the Spider-Man universe to have her own film.
Bad Bunny is also part of Sony's Bullet Train with Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Zazie Beetz. He recently wrapped his El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo concert tour.
El Muerto will hit theatres on January 12, 2024. However, the project does not have a writer or director attached.