Sony Pictures chose Jonás Cuarón as a director of El Muerto, which will feature Bad Bunny, also known as Benito A Martínez Ocasio. Cuarón, son of Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, is best known for the 2015 thriller film Desierto. El Muerto is in early development and Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is writing the script.
El Muerto is a character within the Spider-Man universe and the film would mark the first time a Latino character leads a live-action Marvel movie. He is an anti-hero and son of a luchador next in line to inherit the ancestral power of “El Muerto”.
“It’s unbelievable, it’s unbelievableBad Bunny told Cinemacon earlier this year about his involvement in El Muerto. “I love wrestling. I grew up watching wrestling and I am a wrestler. I’m a former champion, so that’s why I love this character. I think it’s the perfect role for me and it’s going to be epic. “
Although Bad Bunny best known for his Grammy-winning music, he has been increasingly involved in the world of acting. He had a story arc on the Netflix series Narcos: México, playing Arturo “Kitty” Páez. Earlier this year he made his big screen debut in Bullet Train, where he was directed by David Leitch and shared film credits with Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji, Michael Shannon and Sandra Bullock, among others. . Sony Pictures will release El Muerto in theaters on January 12, 2024.
El Muerto in the comics
El Muerto, aka Juan Carlos, is an anti-hero of the Spider-Man universe. According to Marvel’s official comic bio, he is a super-powered Mexican wrestler whose power is passed down generationally through a luchador mask. His father presents him with the ancestral mask, at which point their “oppressor”, El Dorado, challenges Juan Carlos to earn the mask. His father sacrifices himself for Juan Carlos when he is a child, and El Dorado gives Juan Carlos ten years to get the courage to fight for his birthright.
After ten years, El Muerto asks J. Jonah Jameson to arrange a fight with another masked fighter. Jameson arranges a fight with Spider-Man and the fight is very close. When El Muerto nearly unmasks Spider-Man, Spidey stabs El Muerto and stops the fight to take him to the hospital.
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