Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, who performs under the stage name of Bad Bunny, is set for his upcoming Marvel film El Muerto. The film is about a Spiderman villain El Muerto, a Mexican wrestler, and is based on the Marvel comic Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman #6. The real name of the character is Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez though Ocasio will be playing Marcus Estrada de la García/El Muerto. The mask that Sanchez wears gives him power, which Sanchez never wanted. During the premiere of Bullet Train, Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra said that he believes Bad Bunny will become “a big Marvel star”. Vinciquerra praised Ocasio and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for their supporting roles in Bullet Train.
Tony Vinciquerre’s experience of working with Bad Bunny.
In a video posted to Hollywood Reporter‘s Twitter, Vinciquerra said:
“We are thrilled to have both of them, Bad Bunny is going to be a big Marvel star and Aaron Taylor is now working on Kraven, so he is Kraven. So we’re really excited about that and hoping to see this movie [Bullet Train] really launch their careers.”
"Bad Bunny is going to be a big Marvel star…Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Kraven" – Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra is excited to welcome two #BulletTrain stars into the #SpiderMan universe pic.twitter.com/Lv4MYOzUAx
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 2, 2022
Bad Bunny’s first live-actin Latino lead.
After a cameo role in F9, a recurring role in Narcos: Mexico, and a supporting role in Bullet Train; this is going to be the actor’s first time leading a film. When asked about the role, Ocasio said that the first live-action Latino lead in a Marvel movie makes it even special. his full quote:
“Sometimes, I can’t believe it yet, but it’s the result of my work. The way I am, the way I work, I’m so proud, very happy about this character, this opportunity to be the first Latino. It’s not about ‘I’m gonna be the first Latino making a role,’ it’s gonna be about the first Latino main character, that’s the important thing. So it’s something huge, and it will be epic. I know that the people are gonna be proud about my work.”
The premiere date for El Muerto is January 12, 2024. This was announced on April 25, 2022. Though Marvel fans on Twitter can’t seem to understand why such a minor character would get a spin-off. However, the release of any Marvel movie is always an exciting moment for all Marvel fans and this time for Bad Bunny fans as well.