Bad Bunny’s ‘El Muerto’ Spider-Man film has been pulled from Sony Pictures’ release schedule, as the superstar’s tour schedule and the ongoing WGA strike complicate finalizing a release date.
Sony Pictures has removed from its release schedule El Muerto, the Spider-Man spinoff film starring Bad Bunny and directed by Jonas Cuarón. The Columbia Pictures movie is set to be the first time a Latino character leads a Marvel live-action film.
In October, Sony and Marvel announced that Cuarón would direct, with Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer writing the script. El Muerto follows a character within the Spider-Man universe, an antihero and “the son of a luchador next in line to inherit the ancestral power of ‘El Muerto.'”
While the film remains in development, the studio had previously planned to release El Muerto in theaters on January 12, 2024. Due to Bad Bunny’s busy touring schedule and the ongoing WGA strike, Sony Pictures says it has been difficult to finalize a release date for the movie.
Although that leaves the release date for El Muerto up in the air, the change shifts the release of several other movies as a result: The Book of Clarence from Legendary Pictures, starring LaKeith Stanfield and directed by Jeymes Samuel, will release on January 12, 2024, as opposed to September 22, 2023; Dumb Money from Columbia Pictures, the true story of the GameStop short-sell, starring Paul Dano and directed by Craig Gillespie, will release on September 22, up from its October 20 slot.
Meanwhile, Bad Bunny recently told Rolling Stone that he felt bad about his reaction the day after he threw a fan’s phone into the bushes when she jumped in front of him for a selfie. But he wishes more people would talk about the fact that the cell phone didn’t break when he threw it.
“Bro, that cell phone didn’t break. It exists. It bothers me that people haven’t said that,” said the Puerto Rican superstar. “I didn’t throw that phone into the water. I threw it into some bushes,” he explains, adding that the woman picked the phone up where it landed. “She has it. She should upload the video.”