Bad Bunny is about to make history.
On Monday, Sony Pictures announced that the rapper, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, will star in the upcoming Marvel movie “El Muerto,” a Spider-Man spin-off. Bad Bunny will be the first Latino actor to headline a live-action Marvel movie.
The news broke during Sony’s panel at CinemaCon, an event for movie theater owners, where Bad Bunny made a surprise appearance.
According to Varietythe rapper told the crowd, “Bringing El Muerto to life is just amazing…so exciting.”
The movie news also marks the character of El Muerto as the first Latin superhero to get his own movie.
“@sanbenito aka Bad Bunny will star as @Marvel’s El Muerto, becoming the first Latinx character to lead a Marvel live-action movie,” the official Twitter account for Shared CinemaCon.
In “El Muerto,Bad Bunny will play El Muerto, aka Juan Carlos Estrada Sanchez, a wrestler who gains superhuman powers through his mask. to fight El Muerto’s mentor, El Dorado.
In another tweet, CinemaCon said that “El Muerto” is set to hit theaters on January 12, 2024.
“El Muerto” will be Sony’s latest action-packed movie that will help build the Spider-Man universe.
In the past, Sony has partnered with Marvel to produce all three Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland – including recent blockbuster ‘Spider Man: No Way Home’ – and they also distributed 2018’s landmark ‘Venom’. the first film in Sony’s Spider-Man universe.