The top music nominees for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards are Bad Bunny, who is set to play the lead role in El Muerto, and Harry Styles, who played Eros aka Starfox in Eternals in the MCU. Bad Bunny received seven nods and Styles received six.
Aside from the four categories in which Bad Bunny and Styles are competing, Bunny has been nominated for Latin artist of 2022, collaboration song of 2022, and social celebrity of 2022. Styles also received nominations for the music video of 2022 and drama movie star of 2022 for his performance in the widely panned Don’t Worry Darling.
Bad Bunny makes his MCU debut in El Muerto
Bad Bunny, a popstar and Latin music icon, has been cast as El Muerto, the lead character in Sony’s Spider-Man universe, which will be released in theatres in January 2024.
The decision by Sony to adapt El Muerto for the big screen makes sense. Hardcore fans will scrutinize the character’s lack of rich comic history. Instead, he serves as a blank canvas on which Sony can paint a rich story centered on a Latino character.
Bad Bunny brings a life-long love of wrestling as well as a physical experience in the sports entertainment world, having competed at WrestleMania in 2021. El Muerto offers Sony’s Spider-verse a plethora of opportunities to explore larger themes such as the dynamics of the father/son relationship, the immigrant experience in America, and the historic significance of Lucha Libra wrestling in Mexican culture.
Harry Styles’ surprising MCU debut in Eternals
Harry Styles made his MCU debut last year as a surprise guest star in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals. Styles was introduced as Eros aka Starfox, Thanos’ brother, alongside his companion Pip in the brief clip.
Many viewers, however, were left wanting more, with some wondering when the space-dwelling duo will next appear in the MCU. Styles speculated on his future role in the film franchise.
“It’d be funny if that was all it was, wouldn’t it?” he joked to Rolling Stone UK.
Harry Styles has two non-Marvel films, Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman. However, the actor has stated that he is unsure when he will return to the big screen next.
Although Styles does not appear to be interested in taking on many new acting projects at the moment, Marvel CEO Kevin Feige recently teased that fans will see more of the star in the future.
Harry Styles has yet to be confirmed in any cast list for upcoming MCU productions, so it’s unclear when Eros and Pip will next appear.