The latin wrestler El Muerto, known for tussling with Spider-Man will be played by rapper Bad Bunny it has been revealed.
Sony has announced another film to add to its growing number of Spider-Man spin-off projects. With a third Venom movie being planned, Morbius having just hit cinemas, a Kraven the Hunter film in production and a Madame Web film in development, the studio is pushing hard to leverage the potential of its own mini Spider-Man shared universe.
The character of El Muerto is, according to Deadline, ‘a super powered wrestler who originally fought Spider-Man in a charity wrestling match in which he nearly unmasked the webslinger before being stung by Spider-Man with a paralysing poison. After his oppressor El Dorado came to claim his life, he was saved by Spider-Man, after which the two team up to defeat Dorado.’
Whilst the El Muerto character might not seem like the obvious direction for Sony to move into given the lack of awareness around the character, it is being suggested that Sony are very keen to work with Bad Bunny who is expected to be very much in demand following the release of Bullet Train, the star’s first major studio film. The El Muerto character was reportedly Bad Bunny’s first choice and Sony has backed his decision. Beyond Bullet Train, which is set to release in July, the actor has also appeared in Narcos: Mexico and has the upcoming Cassandro with Gael García Bernal also on the way.
A release date for El Muerto has been scheduled as January 12, 2024. We’ll bring you more updates on this one as we hear them.
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