Sony Confirmed ‘El Muerto’ With Bad Bunny In Title Role At CinemaCon.

Rapper Bad Bunny, whose full name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, will be seen in and as, El Muerto for Sony.

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El Muerto is in development at Sony. Upcoming superhero movie has been announced with the famous rapper Bad Bunny in the title role. Bad Bunny becomes the first Latino actor, who will play the title role in a film based on a Marvel Comics book character.

The latest superhero feature El Muerto has been confirmed by Sony Motion Picturez President Sanford Panitch during the CinemaCon event. Obviously, CinemaCon. event is going on in Las Vegas.

Who Is El Muerto In Marvel Comics?

According to Marvel Comics Books, El Muerto is also known as Juan Carlos Estrada Sanchez. Juan-Carlos was trained by his father to be the next in a long line of El Muertos, masked wrestlers who wore mysterious masks that gave them power that is passed down throughout his family. While he initially wants to avoid this path of life, his father’s death leaves Sanchez on his way to becoming El Muerto, which includes a brief wrestling match with Spider-Man. The character has only appeared in two Marvel comics so far.

In the meantime, Sony has also clarified that Bad Bunny will portray an antihero on the verge of inheriting his father’s power.

The upcoming El Muerto, a spin-off of Spider-Man, will be a standalone film. It is clear that El Muerto will be a feature film that will further join Sony’s established universe of Spider-Man. In addition to Spider-Man already in this universe, ‘Venom’, ‘Kraven the Hunter’, ‘Morbius’ and Madame Web are part of it.

Bad Bunny looks very excited about his first film with Sony and Marvel. Bad Bunny excitedly said that, “To bring El Muerto to life is just incredible… So exciting. I’m grew up a fan of wrestling.”

Apart from El Muerto, Bad Bunny will next seen in Bullet Train alongside with Brad Pitt. Bullet Train is set to release on July 15, 2022.

El Muerto Release Date

Sony Pictures’ El Muerto is set to release in theatres on January 12, 2024.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter will be released on January 13, 2023. On the other hand, Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web will be released on July 7, 2023.

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