Bad Bunny, who has been one of Spotify’s most successful artists for the past two years, is poised to feature in a new Marvel action movie.
The 28-year-old Puerto Rican musician, whose true name is Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, has already garnered success not just in the music industry but as a wrestler at major WWE events like WrestleMania 37 in 2021 and the Royal Rumble that was held earlier this year.
The award-winning musician will now star in Sony’s “El Muerto,” a film about a wrestler whose abilities and mask have been passed down through his bloodline, making him the first Latino to bring to life a character from Marvel comics.
‘To Bring El Muerto To Life Is Just Incredible’
Bad Bunny and Sony’s showrunners revealed during a panel at CinemaCon that the singer would put his passion for wrestling to service in their next superhero film, “El Muerto.”
“To bring El Muerto to life is just incredible … so exciting,” Bad Bunny told an audience at the annual movie event.
In the comics, El Muerto, alias Juan-Carlos Sanchez is a super-strong wrestler who once faced Spider-Man in a charity wrestling match hosted by Daily Bugle head honcho and Spider-Man critic J. Jonah Jameson. The masked fighter sought to win the bout to appease a dark spirit who had plagued him and his father while also bestowing abilities on him. Later on, Spider-Man and El Muerto team up to take on a big, bad dude called El Dorado.
Sony has yet to reveal who else will join the cast of the future project. However, they specified that “El Muerto” would hit theaters in 2024.
Bad Bunny’s Character Might Portray An Anti-Hero
While most live-action superhero adaptations have taken inspiration from a variety of comic storylines, it’s unclear whether the film will stick to the original comics’ plot. According to Variety, Sony executives appear to be hinting that Bad Bunny’s character would most likely play an anti-hero in the film.
Fans have previously seen a similar anti-hero plot in the “Spiderman” spin-off film “Venom,” as well as the dark vampire thriller “Morbius.” As a result, it’s difficult to predict what fresh approach the showrunners will choose to represent the live version of one of Marvel’s Latino superheroes.
Whatever the case may be, “El Muerto’s” translation into a live-action thriller should serve to make a case for more superhero films based on unusual characters from superhero comic books.
Bad Bunny Is a Fan Of Wrestling And Superheroes
Fans of Bad Bunny should not be shocked to learn that he will appear in a film as a superhero wrestler. The newcomer actor has made no secret of his feelings for both.
In a Benicio Del Toro-narrated film shown at Bad Bunny’s concert in Puerto Rico in December, an animated Miles Morales/Spider-Man from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” appeared briefly among some of the island’s biggest legends. The video feature referenced Morales’ origin as a half-Puerto Rican, which the singer was keen to honor.
Bad Bunny has also fought in a tag-team match at WWE’s greatest event, WrestleMania 37, and has attended numerous other major wrestling events. The singer is currently set to star in David Leitch’s “Bullet Train.” The upcoming action thriller will also star Brad Pitt and debut in theaters on July 29.
Bad Bunny Next Album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’
With his cinematic endeavors and music career, Bad Bunny has had a really eventful 2022. Not only did he win Best Urban Album at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards for El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, but he was also awarded Spotify’s most-streamed musician in the world for 2021, snatching the honors for the second year in a row.
This week, he revealed the title of his new album,” “Un Verano Sin Ti,” but dropped no hint about its release date. The new project comes after his three popular full-length records, “YHLQMDLG,” “Las Que No Iban a Salir,” and “El Último Tour del Mundo,” released in 2020, which jointly aided him in earning the title of the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2020 and 2021.
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