nobody movie_Bad Bunny as Marvel’s El Muerto has had a mixed reception

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Emotions range from “I’ll watch the Bad Bunny movie on premiere night” to “Nobody asked for an El Muerto movie”.

Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, a.k.a bad bunnyalready has a record-breaking resume.

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He was the world’s most streamed artist Spotify both 2020 and 2021, currently has the highest-grossing tour for every Latino artist and will now be the first Latino to lead live action Wonder Movie.

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Corresponding diversitywho was the first to broke the news, will play Bad Bunny El Muerto in Sony Pictures upcoming film catalogue, which will also include starring in the standalone film The dead. Previous Sony Marvel films are included Spider-Man: No Way Home, poisonand the latest disease.

Bad Bunny was introduced by Sanford Panitch, President of Sony Motion Pictures Group, at CinemaCon in Vegas yesterday. “This opportunity to bring El Muerto to life is incredible. It’s amazing,” Bad Bunny said during the panel. Per IndieWire. “I love wrestling, I grew up wrestling and now I’m a wrestler. … I think it’s the perfect role for me. It’s going to be epic, I’m sure.”

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For those who don’t know The dead is a wrestler who derives superhuman strength and endurance from a mask passed down through generations in his family.

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He appeared for the first time in the comics in Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man No. 6 and actually wrestles with Spider-Man and tries to unmask him.

El Muerto is originally from Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico, but since Bad Bunny is from Puerto Rico, this may shift to where we see the character’s origin in the film adaptation.

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This wouldn’t be his first acting role either, as he starred in Netflix as Arturo “Kitty” Paez Narcos: Mexico in 2021, and he’ll be starring in the upcoming star-studded movie fast train alongside Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock.

Reception to the news has been mixed so far, with some fans saying they will give the film a shot:


Twitter: @SheaSerrano

An obscure character, but there’s long been an interesting intersection between superheroes and luchadores, and this might be a cool approach, especially given that El Muerto is a family coat. Like I said before, get passionate people behind it and no character is off limits. https://t.co/RA1rBTtSzq

2:40 p.m. – April 26, 2022

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Hey, I just wanted to say that we should be more open to the El Muerto movie. I like Bad Bunny as an artist, I respect his grind. Once the ball gets in motion to choose a writer, director, cast, suit, etc., I think people will have a change of heart.

18:28 – April 26, 2022


Twitter: @ComicsxStuff

While others question why it will exist at all when bigger characters like Miles Morales still don’t have a live-action adaptation:

I like Bad Bunny, but C’MON 💀 Sony makes movies about characters we don’t like, not some mf that appeared in two issues of a non-canon comic 😭

2:50 am – April 26, 2022


Twitter: @Pollos_Hernandy

That’s no disrespect to Bad Bunny – who must be as good on Bullet Train as ATJ, who got Kraven out of the same movie. This is a fairly completely unknown Spider-Man character who is once again getting his own movie.

3:07 am – April 26, 2022


Twitter: @GraceRandolph

I’m not a fan of the “nobody asked for it” argument because nobody asked for a lot of movies that ended up doing pretty well, but literally nobody asked for an El Muerto movie. He was in two comics. Two. Two problems.

2:43 am – April 26, 2022


Twitter: @RawbertBeef

I really don’t know who makes these creative decisions at Sony. As with all the amazing alternate versions of Spider-Man, we could get animated or live-action spinoffs, because how do we get an ‘El Muerto’ movie?

4:07 am – April 26, 2022


Twitter: @therealsupes

The movie El Muerto is scheduled for release on January 12, 2024.

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What do you think? Are you ready to see El Muerto in action, or would you have preferred that Sony had gone in a different direction with their Spider-Verse?

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