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  • Sony Pictures would be pushing through with the production of the film "El Muerto," a spin-off from the "Spider-Man" franchise
  • The film would star Grammy-winning artist Bad Bunny and directed by "Desierto" filmmaker Jonás Cuarón
  • The movie will revolve around the story of a Mexican wrestler inheriting the ancestral power of El Muerto

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has another spin-off in the works, named "El Muerto," starring Grammy award-winning artist Bad Bunny.

Sony Pictures will reportedly push through with adding another franchise to its Spider-Man Universe featuring anti-heroes, and it would be directed by "Desierto" filmmaker Jonás Cuarón, despite financially and commercially struggling with the release of "Morbius," which premiered in April this year, Screen Rant reported.

The entertainment studio also has numerous projects for its Marvel-themed universe, including the third installment of "Venom," where Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist-turned-host of an alien symbiote infused with super-human abilities. It also has "Kraven the Hunter" and "Madame Web" in development, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Dakota Johnson, respectively, as the titular characters.

"El Muerto" was announced during CinemaCon in April, and it came as a shock to fans that a small character, who only appeared in two issues in the Spider-Man comic books, would be getting its standalone movie.

The upcoming movie would be headlined by the Puerto Rican-born singer, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, 28, who left a lasting impression on Sony following his remarkable performance in the blockbuster hit "Bullet Train," in which he starred alongside Brad Pitt and Joey King.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "El Muerto's" creative team is already set since it would include Cuarón, a Mexican film director who launched his career upon the release of the immigration thriller "Desierto" in 2015 — starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and earning the International Critics' Award at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Gareth Dunnet Alcocer, the screenwriter of "Blue Beetle," would be writing the script for the movie.

The source further revealed that the new anti-hero franchise would be the first Marvel live-action film to star a Latino character. It would center on a Mexican wrestler inheriting the power of "El Muerto," which had been passed down for generations in a single family.

Sony Pictures is reportedly determined for the movie to debut in theaters by Jan. 12, 2024. Meanwhile, "Kraven The Hunter" is set to be released in theaters by Oct. 6, 2023, and "Madame Web" will likely premiere on Feb. 16, 2024.

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