The ‘I Like It’ hitmaker will be the first Latino actor to headline a live-action Marvel film.
Benito “Bad Bunny” Ocasio will play a major film role for Sony Pictures. The Puerto Rican rapper/singer is set to star as Marvel Comics character El Muerto in an upcoming film.
According to Marvel.com, El Muerto (aka Juan Carlos) is a super-powered Mexican wrestler. The powers and the mask of El Muerto have been passed down from generation to generation.
In the comics, El Muerto fought Spider-Man in a match arranged by the daily bugleis J. Jonah Jameson. El Muerto nearly unmasked the web-slinger before the two superheroes later battle Juan Carlos’ oppressor El Dorado.
Bad Bunny shone at WWE’s WrestleMania 37
Bad Bunny’s next turn as El Muerto follows the El Ultimo Tour del Mundo album creator’s run to WWE. The musician has entered the squared circle several times for the best wrestling promotion in the world.
The Latin Trap star impressed many WWE fans when he nearly upstaged the show at WrestleMania 37. Bunny teamed with Damian Priest to defeat The Miz and John Morrison at the 2021 event. He also won the WWE 24/7 Championship on an episode of Monday night raw.
Sony has also hired the part-time professional wrestler for another film.
Bad Bunny will debut in a major film studio at Sony High-speed train action comedy set to hit theaters on July 29. The film’s cast also includes Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock and others.
El Muerto The release is scheduled for January 12, 2024. Bad Bunny would be the first Latino actor to headline a live-action Marvel film. Sony Pictures previously distributed films from the Spider-Man universe of characters such as 2021 Venom: let there be carnage and 2022 Morbius.
Bad Bunny’s leap to the big screen comes after he became a global superstar as a recording artist. He scored his first Billboard Hot 100 topped the charts in the US as a guest on Cardi B’s “I Like It” with J Balvin. Besides, El Ultimo Tower of the World spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 2020.