Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off, El Muerto, is shifting ahead. The studio introduced that Jonás Cuarón could be taking on directing duties on the movie.

El Muerto prompted a splash when it was introduced again in April. Grammy Award winner and Latino musician Unhealthy Bunny was solid as El Meurto as a part of Sony’s prolonged Spider-Man universe. Instantly, followers jumped on the announcement with a barrage of memes in regards to the movie, which stars an extremely obscure Marvel character. The announcement arrived within the wake of Morbius‘ memetic failure on the field workplace, which solely served to gasoline fan jokes about an inevitable “El Muerto sweep” on the field workplace.

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In accordance with The Wrap, Sony has tapped Cuarón (son of famed Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón) to direct. Cuarón is thought for his writing duties on the 2013 movie Gravity and for guiding the 2015 movie Desierto. Moreover, the studio introduced that Mexican author Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer could be writing the script for the movie. Dunnet-Alcocer is thought for writing the Blue Beetle film for Warner Bros. and DC Movies.

El Muerto, the alias of Juan-Carlos Sánchez, has appeared in two problems with Marvel Comics’ Pleasant Neighborhood Spider-Man. The character was an heir of the title; his father and ancestors had lengthy held the El Muerto identify. The identify got here with a mystical masks that granted the wearer powers of superhuman power and endurance. He ended up going through Spider-Man within the wrestling ring, the place J. Jonah Jameson hoped that El Muerto would greatest the web-slinger and eventually unmask him. The 2 finally staff up and defeat a villain from El Muerto’s previous. The character has not been seen since, being solely briefly talked about by Tony Stark in the course of the Civil Warfare arc.

Unhealthy Bunny has reacted fortunately to the casting. He would be the first Latino lead character in a Marvel movie, a feat which is ironic contemplating El Muerto’s temporary look within the comics. Nonetheless, at the very least it’s progress on the representational entrance for Latin characters. Unhealthy Bunny is a significant identify in music and whereas his appearing is untested, his presence and the memes surrounding the movie could also be sufficient to ensure a stable field workplace gross for the film.

Regardless of the case, El Muerto will technically be a landmark movie for Marvel. Blue Beetle, the primary Latino lead in a DC movie and who might be portrayed by actor Xolo Maridueña, will beat El Muerto at being the primary Latino superhero on movie general. El Muerto‘s plot is unknown, and its success stays to be seen, however it should undoubtedly be a mission value looking for.

El Meurto is scheduled to be launched in theaters on January 12, 2024.

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