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El Muerto (2024 Film)

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El Muerto is a Marvel movie set to release in early 2024 about a Spider-Man villain named "El Muerto" who is a wrestler of Mexican descent. Sony announced the movie in early 2022, as well as its lead actor, Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny. The announcement inspired a viral discussion on Twitter, mostly from users confused about who El Muerto was and if he deserved his own spin-off film. Similar to 2022's Morbius, El Muerto also inspired memes about a potential sweep at the box office.

Background

El Muerto made his Marvel debut on May 8th, 2019, within the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 comic,[1] written by Tom Taylor. The character's real name is Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez and he is part of a long line of Mexican wrestlers named El Muerto.[2] The mask that Sanchez wears gives him the power of El Muerto, however, Sanchez never wanted the power. His ultimate task in the comic is to unmask a masked hero, that being Spider-Man. El Muerto was also briefly mentioned in Marvel's Civil War by Tony Stark as "an unregistered foreign national who should be monitored further."[2]

Announcement

On April 25th, 2022, Sony announced the Spider-man spin-off movie El Muerto, naming a theater release date of January 12, 2024.[3] Additionally, they announced that Latin musician and singer Bad Bunny would be the lead of the film. In 2020, Bad Bunny was Spotify's most-streamed artist.[3] A tweet[4] from IGN posted on April 25th, 2022, earned roughly 30,500 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below).


IGN @IGN Sony has announced El Muerto, a Spider-Man spin-off film that will star Bad Bunny as Marvel's first live- action Latino lead. bit.ly/38mKyuS MOUNTS 10:47 PM 路 Apr 25, 2022 路 Sprout Social 5,727 Retweets 5,708 Quote Tweets 30.5K Likes

Reactions

A common reaction to the movie's announcement in late April 2022 was Marvel fans on Twitter not understanding why such a minor character would get its own spin-off. For instance, on April 25th, 2022, Twitter[5] user RawbertBeef tweeted about the "'nobody asked for this' argument," stating that they're not one to fall into that, however, "He's been in two comics. Two. Two issues." The tweet received roughly 14,600 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below left). On April 26th, 2022, Twitter[6] user 05_Cyan tweeted a similar sentiment, stating, "I can name villains most people can't, and even I don't know who the fuck El Muerto is, and I'm Mexican." The tweet earned roughly 12,300 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).


Moon Kasey @RawbertBeef I'm not a fan of the "nobody asked for this" argument because nobody asked for a lot of movies that ended up being pretty well-received but literally nobody asked for an El Muerto movie. He's been in two comics. Two. Two issues. 10:43 PM 路 Apr 25, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone 1,369 Retweets 87 Quote Tweets 14.5K Likes Cyan @05_Cyan | am a huge fan of Spider-Man rogues gallery, I can name villains most people can't, and even I don't know who the f--- El Muerto is, and l'm Mexican. 2:01 AM 路 Apr 26, 2022 路 Twitter Web App 996 Retweets 55 Quote Tweets 12.3K Likes

On April 25th, 2022, Twitter[7] user JCVsEvil related the El Muerto announcement to the Morbius (2022) film. The imagined Sony executives in the tweet state, "'Morbius was a failure. It鈥檚 time we stop fucking around and unveil EL MUERTO.'鈥 Over the course of six hours, the tweet received roughly 68,500 likes (shown below).


JC= ... @JCVsEvil "Morbius was a failure. It's time we stop f------ around and unveil EL MUERTO." Robert Holan 11:24 PM 路 Apr 25, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone

Overall, El Muerto wasn't met with visible positivity online. Most users and Marvel fans believed other characters like Bane, Venom or Mile Morales deserved a movie over El Muerto.

Various Reactions


When Venom 1 and 2 are panned critically and Morbius tanked at the box office but Sony still insists on making weird spin off movies about Spider Man villains: How many times dob we have to teach you this lesson, old man? made with mematic DeaconStatusC @DeaconStatus 路 15h El Muerto screenwriter when they realize they have 2 comic issues worth of material to work with IS BRO DEAD?? Pug-Spider @danielw65350066 I've got ALL of El Muerto's source material! You better start studying up if you want to get up to my level of 'True Spider-Man fan' /s MARVEL 7.com DAVID CRUZ OLAZABA Friendly Neighborhood OLAZABA MARVEL 6.com WHOSE SIDE ARE DAVID CRUZ ALBERT HVIL SPIDERMAN Friendly Neighborhood SPIDER MAN EGINS YOU ON? 05.03.06 03.06 DIRECT EDITION RATED A 00711 59606 057047 s2.99 US $4,25 CAN 5:46 AM 路 Apr 26, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone DIRECT EDITION RATED A $2.99 US $4.25 CAN STARMAN @StarmanSweg the three el muerto fans seeing this INC FOFC249 MONSTEA 4857 Matt Ramos SUPES @therealsupes I genuinely don't know who's making these creative decisions at Sony. Like with all the amazing alternate versions of Spider-Man we could be getting animated or live-action spinoff's for how are we getting an 'EI Muerto' movie? 12:07 AM 路 Apr 26, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Daily Raimi Spider-Man! @EARTH_96283 A Venom movie? Without Spider- Man? Ok, I could see it happening.' 'A Morbius movie? A bit obscure but I guess they could do something with it.. Who the F--- is El Muerto?!' 7:29 AM 路 Apr 26, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone 1,913 Retweets 106 Quote Tweets 22.5K Likes

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