Sony Announces ‘El Muerto’ Spider-Man Spin-Off Starring Bad Bunny

The Marvel character first appeared in 2006's Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6.

Bad Bunny El Muerto

Sony announced at CinemaCon that Bad Bunny will play El Muerto in an upcoming Marvel film.

CinemaCon is currently taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week, and Sony kicked things off with their presentation on Monday night. During the presentation, Sony confirmed a film centered on El Muerto. Bullet Train star Bad Bunny is set to play the Marvel character, with the film hitting theaters on January 12, 2024.

The Marvel character that will be played by Bad Bunny first appeared in 2006’s Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6, created by Peter David and Roger Cruz. In the comics, El Muerto is a wrestler who dons a mask that grants him superhuman abilities.

In addition to El Muerto starring Bad Bunny, Sony is also developing solo Spider-Man spin-offs following Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, and Spider-Woman. Two sequels to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are also coming from the studio.

Here is the synopsis for Sony’s Morbius:

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach produced the project with Lucas Foster, with Palak Patel overseeing it for Sony.

Morbius is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Bad Bunny’s El Muerto, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.