Bad Bunny To Star in ‘El Muerto’ As First Latino Lead in a Marvel Film
Lately Bad Bunny has been thinking even more outside the box, taking new directions in life and expanding outside of the music industry. From wrestling with the WWE to making a cameo in “Narcos: Mexico,” he’s shown he has a lot to offer fans in addition to his music.
But Benito’s acting career just got a major boost yesterday when it was announced that the “Safaera” singer will star in a new Marvel superhero movie and “Spider-Man” spin off, “El Muerto.”
The announcement came at yesterday’s CinemaCon 2022 where Bad Bunny appeared alongside Sony Motion Picture Group president Sanford Panitch to announce the upcoming film which will be released on January 12, 2024.
“Sometimes we get lucky with perfect casting,” Panitch said. “We think audiences are going to be excited by where these Marvel characters are headed.”
“To bring El Muerto to life. It’s amazing, it’s incredible. I love wrestling. I grew up watching wrestling and I’m a wrestler. I’m a former champion so this is why I love this character. I think it’s the perfect role to me and it will be epic,” Bad Bunny shared with the audience.
And it does seems like “El Muerto” is the perfect character for Benito — who will be the first Latino lead in a Marvel film — because it combines his love for cinema and wrestling. “El Muerto,” whose real name is Juan-Carlos Sanchez, is a super-powered wrestler who fought “Spider-Man” in a charity wrestling match, nearly unmasking “Spider-Man” before being stung with a paralyzing poison.
But for those who can’t wait until 2024 to see Bad Bunny on the big screen, the “Soy Peor” singer will star in the highly anticipated action film, “Bullet Train.” The movie, where Bad Bunny has a fight scene with Brad Pitt, is set to be released July 29, 2022.