Another big name is joining the MCU, as it was revealed during a presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Monday that Grammy-winning artist Bad Bunny will star as El Muertoin a standalone Marvel movie for Sony at some point in 2024. Originally reported by Indiewire, the news is rather historic, as it’ll be the first-ever Latino-led marvel movie ever.
In the comics, El Muerto, real name Juan Carlos, fights Spider-Man in a charity wrestling match and almost unmasks Peter Parker. While somewhat portrayed as an antagonist at first, he eventually becomes more of an anti-hero.
This obviously isn’t Sony’s first crack at adapting superhero movies based on anti-hero characters, as they really been on a tear lately, adapting two Venom movies and the recent Jared Leto-led Morbius. When talking about the opportunity to play El Muerto, Bad Bunny had the following to say:
“This opportunity to bring El Muerto to life, it’s amazing. It’s incredible,” he said. “I love wrestling, I grew up watching wrestling and now I’m a wrestler … I think it’s the perfect role for me. It will be epic, I’m sure.”
Alongside his career as a musician, Bad Bunny also began a relationship with WWE, in which he’s wrestled a few appearances so far, receiving a lot of praise from fans, critics, and other wrestlers alike. For more information, be sure to check back to Twinfinite for updates.
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