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Spin-Off Of Spider-Man El Muerto Increases Gravity Scribe Director Jonás Cuarón

Gravity screenwriter hired by Sony El Muerto will be directed by Jonás Cuarón and written by Blue Beetle screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

Sony Pictures has recruited the central creative team for El Muerto, its forthcoming superhero picture. TheWrap reports that Jonás Cuarón will helm the upcoming Marvel picture from a story written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. Cuarón is best known for co-writing and directing the 2013 science-fiction picture Gravity and the 2015 thriller Desierto.

Meanwhile, Dunnet-Alcocer is fresh off authoring the screenplay for Warner Bros.' Blue Beetle, starring Xolo Mariduea as the DC Comics character of the same name. El Muerto was unveiled during CinemaCon 2022. Peter David and Roger Cruz developed the character, which first appeared in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 in 2006. Marcus Estrada de la Garca/El Muerto, a masked wrestler whose mysterious face-covering affords him abilities, will be played by Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny.

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While El Muerto will be Ocasio's first main role, Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra has stated earlier that he believes "Bad Bunny is going to be a great Marvel star" after the superhero film's release in 2024. Ocasio will also be the first live-action Latino lead in a Marvel film, which he says adds to the significance of the part.

"Sometimes I can't believe it yet," the actor remarked, "but it's the outcome of my labor." "I'm really pleased and excited about this role, about the possibility of being the first Latino. It's not about 'I'm going to be the first Latino to play a role,' but about becoming the first Latino major character. So it's something big, and it's going to be spectacular. I'm confident that my effort will make people proud."

El Muerto will be the fifth film in Sony's Spider-Man Universe, a series of live-action Marvel spinoff films focusing on Spider-Man adversaries and other supporting characters. The SSU was released in 2018, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage following in 2021 and Morbius earlier this year. Other planned Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse flicks include Kraven the Hunter, which stars Taylor-Johnson as the eponymous Spider-Man villain, and Madame Web, which will include various Spider-related characters, including Peter Parker's Uncle Ben. A third Venom picture is also in the works, with Tom Hardy earning $20 million to reprise his role as Eddie Brock/Venom in the sequel.

Source: TheWrap

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