Bad Bunny has been revealed as El Muerto, Sony’s newest Marvel character

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known by his stage name bad bunnywas considered the most recent marvel Champion in Sony Pictures“A group of superheroes – and she’ll lead the indie comic book movie”mirto. “

“El Muerto” is scheduled to hit cinemas on January 12, 2024.

Presented by Sony Motion Pictures Group President Sanford Banitch at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Las Vegas, Ocasio will be the first Latin actor ever to headline a live Marvel movie.

“Bringing El Muerto to life is exciting,” the chart-topping rapper told the crowd, adding that he grew up a wrestling fan.

El Muerto, better known as Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez in the comics, is a gladiator whose powers are distributed by his forebears in the form of a mask (which according to a Marvel official locationIt gives him superpowers. In previous comics, El Muerto got into the ring with Spider-Man himself. On stage at CinemaCon, the Sony brass suggested that Ocasio portray a hero who is about to inherit his father’s power.

Sony’s Marvel adaptation has spawned three iterations of Spider-Man over the course of 20 years, with the current series led by Tom Holland having recently hit the blockbuster hit “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. Additional franchises include the Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams movie “Venom” and Jared Leto’s “Morbius” and the Academy Award-winning animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” A sequel to the latter has just been pushed out from the December 2022 release to June 2023.

Upcoming Sony Marvel projects include: “Madame Web,” a woman-led adventure starring Dakota Johnson, set to hit theaters July 7, 2023; and the impending “Kraven the Hunter” led by “Nocturnal Animals” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, which hits theaters January 13, 2023.

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