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Bad Bunny to Star in Spider-Man Spin-Off "El Muerto"

Tue 26 Apr 2022 | 10:57 PM
Yara Sameh

Sony is developing a new Spider-Man spin-off movie "El Muerto" starring Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny.

The news came out at Cinemacon during Sony’s panel where Bad Bunny made a surprise appearance.

El Muerto/Juan Carlos was 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 paralyzing 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.

El Muerto's Powers In The Marvel Universe Explained

El Muerto would mark the first Latin superhero to get his own movie in the Marvel cinematic universe, coming right after Sony recently dated "Madame Web", which marked the first female character from the Spider-Man universe to get her own movie.

El Muerto isn’t as popular as Venom or Kraven the Hunter, however, Sony's rushing to get the project into development had a lot to do with Bad Bunny’s persistence in finding that right superhero property for himself.

The rapper is set to make his major studio debut in Brad Pitt's highly-anticipated movie "Bullet Train", which debuts on July 29.

"El Muerto" hits theaters on January 12, 2024.