The villain El Muerto, enemy of Spider-Man

Jonás Cuarón, son of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (‘Roma’, ‘Y tu madre tú’), is already making his way into major Hollywood productions. Known for his thriller ‘Desert’ and for co-writing ‘Gravity’, which earned him a BAFTA for Best English Film and a nomination for Best Film, Cuarón has the new Sony Pictures project in his hands.

The new audiovisual adventure in which he is going to embark is ‘El Muerto’, still in pre-production, with Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer behind the script. Its protagonist, whose name is the same name as the title, is a anti-hero, son of a professional wrestler and about to inherit the ancestral power of “El Muerto”. It is framed in Spider-Man universe, resulting in the first Marvel movie led by a Latino and in the first leading Latin male role in one of his live-action films, considering that the first was Ajak, a character played by Mexican actress Salma Hayek in ‘Eternals’ (2021). The protagonist It already has an assigned face, a well-known face on the Spanish scene and one that is making its way into Hollywood: the musician Bad Bunnyalso known as Benito A Martínez Ocasio.

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The Spaniard, who triumphs in the world of music and has achieved international recognition, is making a name for himself in the audiovisual world. After a cameo where he played himself, he had a minor role in the series ‘Narcos: Mexico’, where he played Arturo “Kitty” Páez. This year, Bad Bunny made the leap to the world of cinema playing El Lobo in ‘Bullet Train’sharing the screen with actors of the stature of Brad Pitt, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Michael Shannon, and proving that his talent is not limited to music.

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It was the rapper himself who, in his search for a Latino character within the world of Spider-Man that would fit him, he found El Muerto, according to the American media Deadline. Originally this character, also known as Juan Carlos, is a fighter with superpowers who faces the spider-man and almost manages to unmask him, before being stung by him with a paralyzing poison. When his enemy El Dorado comes for him, Spider-Man and El Muerto team up to take him down. The studio liked the idea and set out to schedule schedules to make the project a reality.

Bad Bunny has commented to the Cinemacon medium that is amazed with the new project: “It’s amazing, I love wrestling, I grew up watching it, and now I’m a wrestler”. He also believes that The role of El Muerto is “perfect” for him: “I was a wrestling champion, that’s why I love this character, it’s going to be epic”.

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