Dangerous Bunny is making historical past as soon as once more. On Monday, April 25, Sony introduced the rapper, whose actual title is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has been forged within the lead position in Marvel’s upcoming movie “El Muerto.” The film is about to hit theaters in January 2024 and can mark the primary time a Latinx actor will headline their very own live-action Marvel movie.
Dangerous Bunny shall be taking over the position of a well-known wrestler within the Spider-Man universe generally known as El Muerto, which is Spanish for “the useless one.” Sony shared the thrilling information at CinemaCon, the place Dangerous Bunny additionally made a shock look. In keeping with Deadline, the singer could not assist however gush over his new position on the occasion. “I like wrestling. I grew up watching wrestling and I am a wrestler,” he mentioned. “I am a former champion so this is the reason I like this character. I believe it is the right position to me and it is going to be epic.” Dangerous Bunny has referenced his love for the game a number of instances all through his music profession. For instance, in December 2017, the singer acquired the legendary wrestler Ric Aptitude to function in his “Chambea” music video. Then, in November 2020, Dangerous Bunny launched a music referred to as “Booker T,” which pays homage to the wrestling champion of the identical title. A yr later, the star lastly collaborated with WWE when he appeared on the 2021 Royal Rumble, the place he fought The Miz. Since then, he is appeared a number of instances on “Monday Night time Uncooked” and even received the WWE 24/7 Championship. Dangerous Bunny additionally returned for the 2022 Royal Rumble.
Dangerous Bunny’s wrestling background makes his casting as El Muerto that a lot better. To have a good time his new position, this is every little thing you must know in regards to the fictional wrestler.
Who Is Marvel’s El Muerto?
In keeping with Marvel.com, El Muerto, whose full title is Juan Carlos Estrada Sanchez, comes from a household of superpowered wrestlers. The identical masks has been handed down from era to era, and every recipient within the household has additionally inherited the masks’s magical powers.
In the future, Marcus Estrada offers the masks to his son Juan Carlos, however earlier than he can settle for it, Juan Carlos should show himself worthy of the masks by defeating one other wrestler named El Dorado, whom every of his ancestors has needed to struggle so as to keep alive and hold their powers. After Juan Carlos refuses to struggle El Dorado, Marcus Estrada sacrifices himself so as to save his son’s life. El Dorado permits Juan Carlos to coach for the following 10 years. As soon as he is older and braver, Juan Carlos should struggle a masked wrestler and unmask him.
What Are El Muerto’s powers?
El Muerto’s masks and costume reportedly give him tremendous energy and velocity.
How Are El Muerto and Spider-Man Linked?
El Dorado gave El Muerto the duty of unmasking somebody within the ring. The wrestler finally ends up selecting Spider-Man as his opponent. In keeping with Marvel.com, El Muerto goes to J. Jonah Jameson to arrange a wrestling charity match with Spider-Man. Jonah is understood to dislike the web-slinging hero, so he agrees to arrange the match in hopes that El Muerto will lastly defeat Spider-Man and reveal his identification. Spoiler alert: El Muerto comes actually near unmasking his opponent within the ring, however Spider-Man instinctively stings him with poison earlier than he is ready to take action. After El Dorado exhibits up, the 2 staff up so as to take him down.
What Will Occur within the “El Muerto” Film?
El Muerto’s storyline with Spider-Man would make for a cool film adaptation, particularly since three Peter Parkers exist Sony’s live-action Spider-Man universe: Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire. Nevertheless, particulars about El Muerto’s film are nonetheless unknown. The one factor we do know for positive is El Muerto shall be portrayed as extra of an antihero within the upcoming movie.
“El Muerto” will premiere on Jan. 12, 2024.
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