Jonás Cuarón, who is best known for co-writing Gravity alongside his academy award-winning father director Alfonso Cuarón, is set to direct the Spider-Man spin-off El Muerto, TheWrap has learned.
Grammy winner and music superstar Bad Bunny is already on board the project as El Muerto, aka Juan Carlos Estrada Sanchez, is the son of a luchador who inherits the powers of “El Muerto”, the powers and mask of a super-powered wrestler. He first appeared in Marvel comics when he has an altercation with Spider-Man at a charity wrestling event.
The trade also reports Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who recently wrote DC’s Blue Beetle, is writing the Sony/Marvel flick.
As for Bad Bunny, he can be seen in Narcos: Mexico and this year’s action hit Bullet Train with fellow Spider-Verse actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It’s worth noting, his performance in Bullet Train is what persuaded Sony executives to cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter, and it appears the same happened with Bad Bunny, as his character had some of the highest praise from fans and studios execs alike.
El Muerto will be the first Latin-led superhero film for Marvel and is slated to open exclusively in theaters on January 12, 2024.