Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spin-off movie, El Muerto, officially taps Desierto filmmaker Jonás Cuarón to direct the Bad Bunny-starring film.
desierto director Jonás Cuarón will announce Sony’s upcoming Spider Man spin off movie, El Muerto, starring Bad Bunny. Despite the financial and commercial struggles that morbius Faced with, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe moves forward and continues to reimagine more villains from Peter Parker’s villainous gallery as antiheroes. Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock, who started Sony’s Marvel-themed universe, will complete his trilogy with the currently-in-progress gif 3. The studio also has Kraven the hunter and Madame Web are coming, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Dakota Johnson as the respective titular characters.
While Sony started using some of the more famous Spider-Man villains for their franchise, the studio surprised the world when they announced at CinemaCon that an El Muerto solo movie is in the works, starring rapper Bad Bunny. After being impressed by his performance in bullet trainSony wasted no time finding another project for Bad Bunny to star in, leading to El Muerto Getting the green light. Despite only appearing in two issues of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-ManSony is determined to have the character headline his own film, which will hit theaters in January 2024.
After the announcement El Muerto at CinemaCon months ago, the project found its creative team. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Cuarón will direct the Marvel film, under the guidance of desierto, Año uñaand z. The trade also confirmed that: blue beetle screenwriter Gareth Dunnet Alcocer is attached to pen the El Muerto script. The film is still in its early stages, which means: El Muerto won’t be starting headshots anytime soon.
What is El Muerto’s place in Sony’s Spider-Man universe?
While it’s not uncommon for studios to develop cartoon films about smaller characters, it’s still unclear what El MuertoHis place is in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. unlike Madame Web and Kraven the hunterboth of which have greater ties to the web-slinger, it’s hard to say whether El Muerto simply takes place in the same universe, but has no long-term goals to cross with the rest of the franchise. With Venom, Morbius, Kraven, and Madame Web, it’s easier to imagine those characters eventually coming together in some capacity. El Muertoon the other hand, could potentially be a one-off, with no plans to turn it into a movie series or have Bad Bunny’s character meet other characters in that universe.
Despite El Muerto’s comic book history being small, there’s always a chance that the creative team will not only reinvent the character, but also add something new to him that justifies the character being a Spider Man spin-off movie. Even though the response to El Muerto has been mixed since the first announcement, it’s hard to rate the product before they’ve even shot a single image of it. Hopefully, one day El Muerto starts shooting, it will become clearer what Sony Pictures is doing with this character as they continue to expand their Spider-Man themed universe.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter