Bad Bunny’s Spider-Man universe movie “El Muerto” has been pulled from Sony Picture’s release schedule. Sony has not indicated its new release date at this time.
‘El Muerto’ Pulled from Release Schedule
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures stated on Wednesday that the previously announced release date for “El Muerto,” the Spider-Man spinoff movie starring Bad Bunny, has been retracted. The film is being directed by Jonas Cuarón, and this Columbia Pictures movie is going to be the first time a Latino character leads a Marvel live-action film.
Known in the comics as Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez, El Muerto is a wrestler whose superhuman powers come from a special mask that has been passed down for generations.
The studio had previously set “El Muerto” to release exclusively to theaters on January 12, 2024. Today, the studio said the January 2024 slot will be replaced with “The Book of Clarence,” the Jaymes Samuel-directed film starring LaKeith Stanfield. This movie, from Legendary Pictures, had previously been planned for a September 22, 2023 release.
Another film to move spots is “Dumb Money,” a movie from GameStop starring Paul Dano. Another one from Columbia, this film will now move from its October 20, 2023 date to now free the September 22 slot. Sony has not indicated at this time if “El Muerto” will take the now free late October release slot.
Spider-Man Universe Movies
Recently, “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” released in theaters to high critical acclaim.
“Across The Spider-Verse” takes place a few years after “Into The Spider-Verse.” Miles (Shameik Moore) is having trouble balancing being a superhero, working to get into the college of his choice, and having a normal relationship with his parents. Miles gets a visit from an old friend, Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld), and they encounter a multitude of Spider-Man variants tasked with protecting The Spider-Verse. Miles encounters new and powerful threats and has to make very difficult decisions that will have life altering ramifications for him and everyone that exists in The Spider-Verse.
We really enjoyed this film. Check out our full review here.
The release of this movie also spurred a range of merchandise, including a new MagicBand+ that became available in late May. In addition, nearly all modern Spider-Man movies became available on Disney+ in late April.
Spider-Man in Disney Parks
At Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort, fans can enter Avengers Campus to see some of Stark Industries’ imaginings in real life. One of the headlining attractions is a stunt show put on by none other than Peter Parker himself.
This stunt show performance happens at unannounced intervals throughout the day. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, make sure to watch our video above.
Take a look at other recent Marvel-related headlines using the links below:
- MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ — Mind Blowing Sequel Doesn’t Disappoint
- ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Limited Release MagicBand+ Arrives at Walt Disney World
- Nearly All Modern ‘Spider-Man’ Movies Coming to Disney+ Starting Tomorrow
- PHOTOS: Curtain Blocks Off Part of Marvel Super Hero Island Comics Shop at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
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