Puerto Rican Rapper Bad Bunny Becomes First Latino Actor To Star In Marvel Action Movie

Grammy winner and rap star Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny, has been cast as Marvel anti-hero comic book character El Muerto, a superpowered wrestler, in Sony. Spider Man spin-off movie El Muerto. This makes him the first Latino actor to star in a Marvel live-action film.

“It’s the perfect role for me. It’s going to be epic for me,” Bad Bunny said as he took the stage alongside Sony executive Sanford Panitch, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Panitch announced the El Muerto The film will be released in theaters on January 12, 2024.

The comic character of El Muerto has only made a dozen appearances as the super-powered Spider-Man saved from death. His father was killed by a mystical god of wrestling known as El Dorado, and he threatened El Muerto with the same fate if he did not claim a mask and become a wrestling champion.

The Latino rapper’s feature debut is High-speed train which hits theaters on July 29. Sony Motion Pictures Chairman John Greenstein welcomed the film’s “visionary director” David Leitch, who said he and his producing partner Kelly McCormick intended to do something “incredibly original, something something that would bring people back to the movies. . I believe we did.

High-speed train is described as “a fun and wacky action-thriller with Brad Pitt leading an eclectic and diverse cast of assassins – all with connected but conflicting goals – set against the backdrop of a nonstop journey through Japan modern.” He’s a Pitt “like you’ve never seen him before,” Leitch said. The scene with Pitt walking the streets of Tokyo, Sandra Bullock’s character on the phone as she explains the mission to retrieve a briefcase with a sticker on it seems to shed some light on the director’s commentary.

The train ride features a full 10-minute sequence that ends with Bad Bunny’s explosive fight scene with Pitt.

According to The Direct, El Muerto marks Bad Bunny’s third film or television appearance to date after making a name for himself as a platinum recording artist. He has also won four Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards.

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