Sony’s Spider-Man Universe spinoff movie based on the Marvel luchador El Muerto will reportedly not be played by Bad Bunny. The Bullet Train star was previously announced to be starring as the titular character.
One Take News reported that Bunny has left the project. It has also been detailed that the movie itself has no plans on shelving despite losing its titular star Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (Bunny).
This has yet to be confirmed or announced officially by Sony or the cast and crew of the Spider-Man Universe title.
It was also confirmed this week by Sony that the release date for the movie had been officially removed as the movie has been put on ice indefinitely.
Pausing development on the title will mostly be due to the ongoing WGA writers’ strike that will currently be restricting any work on the script being carried out in the meantime.
That mixed with the fact that the movie was initially set to release in January of next year. It’s just a safe move on Sony’s part to just take the title off of their calendar altogether until development can resume.
Otherwise, they would just be guessing release dates as it’s currently unclear as to when development can continue on large projects such as El Muerto.
Responses to the movie being in development have been mixed from the start as Marvel fans seem unsure as to why Sony is making solo movies about the lesser-known characters from the Marvel Universe.
The answer is that Sony is expanding on its live-action Spider-Man Universe. It’s unknown as to what Sony’s full plans are for the future but it’s clear that they’re working toward something larger than just solo movies – at least, that’s what it looks like from afar.
One notable consideration is that it is also unclear which universe all of these movies exist within. Kraven the Hunter, Morbius, Venom, Madame Web, plus all the other SSU titles both in the works and released may exist in one collective universe or be spread across the vast Spider-Verse.
Sony’s Spider-Verse is forever expanding, including the Tom Holland Spider-Man Universe from the MCU. Sony has plans for many more future titles and it’s possible they are working toward an Avengers-like Spidey franchise.
El Muerto currently has no scheduled release date.
Source: One Take News