Bad Bunny will star in new Spider-Man spin-off “El Muerto,” becomes Marvel’s first Latino live-action hero

Reggaeton celebrity Dangerous Bunny will superstar within the new Spider-Guy spin-off “El Muerto,” turning into the primary Latino lead in a Wonder live-action superhero film, in step with Sony Footage. Sanford Panitch, president of Sony Movement Image Staff, made the announcement at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Monday. 

“Every now and then we get fortunate with the very best casting, and I feel that is what now we have were given right here,” Panitch stated, in step with Leisure This night.

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Dangerous Bunny speaks onstage all through the CinemaCon opening evening and Sony Footage Leisure presentation all through CinemaCon 2022 at Caesars Palace on Monday.

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Dangerous Bunny, whose actual identify is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is an avid wrestling fan and can play El Muerto, a hero wrestler, within the upcoming film. The Puerto Rican artist seemed in Wrestlemania final 12 months and named a music after wrestling icon Booker T in his “El Último Excursion Del Mundo” album. 

At Monday’s CinemaCon, he instructed the group that enjoying El Muerto might be “epic.” 

“I really like wrestling, I am a professional wrestler, I do not know if you understand,” the two-time Grammy winner stated, in step with ET. “This is the reason I really like this personality. I feel it is the very best position, to me.” 

The film is about to debut in theaters on January 12, 2024, in step with Sony Footage. 

El Muerto is a super-powered wrestler who fought Spider-Guy in a charity fit and just about unmasked the webbed hero, Comicbook studies. They later teamed as much as defeat El Muerto’s rival, Dorado. El Muerto first debuted in 2006 and has handiest two comedian appearances to his identify, the web site stated. 

Sony has two different Spider-Guy by-product motion pictures scheduled for subsequent 12 months: “Kraken the Hunter,” which can premiere January 13, and “Madame Webb,” which might be launched July 7, Comicbook reported. 

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