Bad Bunny tagged in as Marvel's next hero: "It will be epic"

Las Vegas, Nevada –Bad Bunny is about to explode into even more stardom, and has been tagged into the Marvel ring.

Bad Bunny is jumping into the Spidey universe.
Bad Bunny is jumping into the Spidey universe.  © Collage: IMAGO/YAY Images & REUTERS

A spidey spinoff is coming!

Sony Pictures has announced that an upcoming Spider-Man film, El Muerto, will star the Puerto Rican artist as Marvel's first ever live-action Latin lead.

The movie is slated for release in theaters on January 12, 2024.

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Bad Bunny spoke on Monday at the project's unveiling at CinemaCon, an annual event in Las Vegas.

"This opportunity to bring El Muerto to life, it’s amazing. It’s incredible," the rapper, singer, and actor told reporters.

El Muerto tells the story of Marvel's anti-hero Mexican wrestler Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez, who inherits a mask that gives him superpowers. In the comic books, he fights Spider-Man and almost unmasks Peter Parker. Sony revealed that the musician will play the fighter on the brink of inheriting his father’s power.

The 28-year-old said it's "the perfect role" for him, having performed in several WWE events since last year. He's also featured star wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin and Booker T in his music videos.

"I love wrestling, I grew up watching wrestling," the Latin singer said after the film's announcement. "It will be epic, I’m sure."

Bad Bunny – whose given name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio – was Spotify's most streamed artist of the year in both 2020 and 2021, becoming the first non-English language artist to top the list. He has collaborated with Cardi B, Drake, J Balvin and more, and performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2020 alongside Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

He has already taken his acting chops to the big and small screens, appearing in the show Narcos: Mexico and starring opposite Brad Pitt in another upcoming flick, Bullet Train.

As the new hero smashes into the Marvel multiverse, perhaps he'll get some Spidey sense knocked into him.

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO/YAY Images & REUTERS

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