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“It’s Muertin’ Time?”: Bad Bunny Starring Spider-Man Spin-off ‘El Muerto’ Finds Director, Fans Believe Sony is Making Another Morbius

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Going all out with its Spider-man properties, Sony released Venom in 2018 to positive reception and since then has a long list of productions underway. Recently, they also announced the El Muerto movie for 2024 starring Bad Bunny.

El Muerto
El Muerto from the comics.

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Previously they included Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web to their list, with Venom continuing to be their most popular production. Many have questioned the existence of a Spider-Man universe without the web-crawler.

Jonás Cuarón signs on to direct El Muerto

After starring in the action-packed comedy Bullet Train, Bad Bunny became a profitable actor to bank on and Sony jumped on the opportunity. To get the production underway, Sony hired Jonás Cuarón to direct the film.

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El Muerto is known for his super-strength in the comics.

Son of famous filmmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, who directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men, he is credited for writing Gravity from 2013. The film will be written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

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The movie follows the anti-hero wrestler as he dons a mask to become a super-human. Despite lukewarm reception, Bad Bunny has promised the film “will be epic.” Bad Bunny was announced the film at Sony’s CinemaCon panel in April 2022.

Another morbius affair?

A large number of fans found Jared Leto’s Morbius unbearable to watch, as it failed to justify the existence of character without Spider-Man. The movie was panned by critics and fan alike, leading to many believing El Muerto will be fall in the same vein.

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El Muerto will star Bad Bunny as the titular character.

Sony previously hoped to bank on the popularity of Jared Leto and his antics to sell Morbius but failed it to materilize. Considering the popularity of Bad Bunny, as an actor and artist, this could be another attempt at lazy filmmaking and marketing.

Read more: ‘He’s going to be a big Marvel star’: Sony Pictures Boss Believes Bad Bunny Can Become The Next Robert Downey Jr.

The studio seems to be following the strategy of casting famous celebrities with Madame Web too as it has already signed on Dakota Johnson, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott and Sydney Sweeney. The film will be directed by S.J. Clarkson.

Source: The Direct

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.