Emotions range from “I’m going to watch the movie Bad Bunny on premiere night” to “Nobody asked about the movie El Muerto”.
Corresponding diversity — who first broke the news — Bad Bunny will play El Muerto for Sony Studio’s film catalog, which includes other films such as Spider-Man: No Way Home, poisonand the newest 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 this is the perfect role for me. It’s going to be epic, I’m sure.”
For those who don’t know The dead is a wrestler who derives his superhuman strength and endurance from a mask passed down through generations in his family.
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 given that Bad Bunny is from Puerto Rico, this may or may not change the character’s origin in the film adaptation.
This wouldn’t be his first acting role either, as he appeared on Netflix as Arturo ‘Kitty’ Paez Narcos: Mexico in 2021 and will be starring in the upcoming star-studded film fast train alongside Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock.
Response to the news has been mixed so far, with some fans saying they will give the film a shot:
While others question why it will exist at all when bigger characters like Miles Morales still don’t have a live-action adaptation:
The film is scheduled for release on January 12, 2024.
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?