Bad Bunny ‘El Muerto’ Spider-Man Spinoff Yanked From Schedule

Was scheduled to be released on Jan. 12, 2024.

Was scheduled to be released on Jan. 12, 2024.

Bad Buddy 'El Muerto' Spider-Man Spinoff Yanked From Schedule

Due to the writers strike, Sony Pictures has yanked the El Muerto Spider-Man spinoff starring Bad Bunny from the release schedule.

Originally, El Muerto was scheduled to be released on Jan. 12, 2024, but due to the script needing some work and the fact the writers are all on strike, the script can’t be finished so filming can’t begin.

Jonás Cuarón, the son of filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, was supposed to direct and the flick would have been the first live-action Marvel project to star a Latino character. 

Actors said to have been circling the project include WWE superstar Sasha Banks, and Marvin Jones III for the role of the crime lord known as Tombstone who previously voiced the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

THR also adds the fate of El Muerto is unclear as Bad Bunny’s touring schedule may now interfere with things, so who knows if the flick will see the light of day.

Similar to Venom, Morbius, and Kraven, in the Spider-Man spinoff universe, El Muerto was going to be an anti-hero.

In the comics, El Muerto, aka Juan-Carlos Sanchez, is a super powered Mexican Luchador (wrestler) who wears a magical mask that has been passed down in his family, but Juan-Carlos is reluctant and too scared to take part in the ritual involving having to fight El Dorado to prove his worth and courage for the mask.

So El Dorado demands the life of Juan-Carlos, but Juan Carlos’ father intervenes only to get killed by El Dorado who in turn, due to his father’s bravery, gives Juan-Carlos an extra ten years to train. Long story short, Juan-Carlos eventually challenges Spider-Man to a wrestling match (seriously) where the two wrestle but Spider-Man accidentally sticks Juan-Carlos with a stinger that knocks Juan Carlos out.

At the hospital, El Dorado shows up and wants Juan-Carlos dead because Juan-Carlos didn’t successfully unmask Spider-Man, which leads to a battle between Spidey and El Dorado with Juan-Carlos added into the mix.

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