Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny, has apparently left El Muertoone of Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff films.
According to Vanity Fair, Bad Bunny was asked about his role as the title character in El Muerto, which has been delayed indefinitely. His publicist Sujeylee Solá replied: “Next question.” Bad Bunny then said: “I don’t know what to say” and described the topic as “sensitive.” Solá then added, “Obviously it’s out.” It’s possible that this is a misunderstanding, but it’s perfectly reasonable to conclude that Bad Bunny won’t be making an appearance El Muerto.
Bad Bunny’s involvement in the El Muerto The film was announced in 2022, with Jonás Cuarón signing on to direct later that year. In June 2023, El Muerto was removed from Sony’s release schedule, apparently due to a combination of Bad Bunny’s touring schedule and the writers’ strike. Previously, El Muerto should be released on January 12, 2024. After Bad Bunny’s exit from the project, the status of El Muerto remains unclear.
El Muerto is one of several potential films from Sony based on the various Marvel characters that Sony owns the rights to. There is currently a film directed by Olivia Wilde that is widely believed to be one Spider woman Film, in production. Sony’s next Marvel film is about to be released Kraven the Hunterwhich is scheduled for August 30, 2024 and will focus on the titular Spider-Man villain.
El Muerto, also known as Juan-Carlos Estrada Sánchez, is an extremely minor villain in the Spider-Man mythos. The character was created by Peter David and Roger Cruz and his debut took place in 2011 Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man #6. The character, who is a masked wrestler, has virtually no comic book history, which is probably why you’ve noticed all the media coverage about it El Muerto must use the same few images. Overall, making an El Muerto movie was always going to be a bizarre decision, and I’m curious to see if Sony will even bother with the project now that Bad Bunny has left.