After Venom and Spider-Man spinoff coming to the big screen is El Muerto -- a supernatural superhero luchador to be played by pop star Bad Bunny., the next
Movie studio Sony announced the flick at film industry shindig CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Monday. It's set to be released Jan. 12, 2024. Sony also confirmed Venom 3 will follow last year's sequel starring Tom Hardy, as well as . No dates for those have been announced as yet.
Bad Bunny, also known as Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, was Marvel's first live-action Latino lead. He's also set to join Brad Pitt and an all-star cast in the forthcoming action flick ., topping 9 billion streams last year. The Puerto Rican rapper, producer and occasional WWE professional wrestler will be
Bad Bunny's top rope experience at WWE Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble will stand him in good stead to play El Muerto, a lesser-known Marvel comics character whose wrestling superpowers are passed down through the generations, leading to a masked wrestling match with Spider-Man himself. The masked wrestler was created by writer Peter David and artist Roger Cruz, first appearing in 2006.
Sony holds the film rights to various characters from the Spider-Man comics. While Sony and Disney work together to put Tom Holland's friendly neighborhood webslinger in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like, Sony has its own universe of spinoffs beginning with Tom Hardy as Venom. Other Sony Spider-spinoffs include this year's vampire flick Morbius, starring Jared Leto, followed by the forthcoming Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, on Jan. 13, 2023, and Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson, expected July 7, 2023.