Bad Bunny won’t be joining the MCU any time soon.
In addition to being a Grammy-winning hip hop artist and finding success inside the squared circle with WWE, Bad Bunny has made his way into the world of acting. In addition to starring alongside Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon in Bullet Train, the star is set to take on the role of Felipe in Cassandro, a film chronicling the life and career of one of lucha libre’s most famous exóticos.
Back in June, it was reported that El Muerto, which was originally set for a January 2024 release, had been tabled due to the ongoing WGA writers’ strike. The film had not yet begun shooting and the script reportedly needed additional work. Bad Bunny’s touring schedule was also said to be a factor in the movie being shelved. The report noted that the future of the project is uncertain, as was whether or not Bunny can remain attached for long.
NJPW star Mercedes Mone was also said to be courted for a role in the film before it was postponed.
The rapper is said to have come across the character himself when looking through Spider-Man’s history, seeking out a Latino character her could portray. This would have been the first live-action Marvel project to star a Latino actor.
Who Was Bad Bunny Supposed To Play In El Muerto?
Bunny was set to start as the title character of the film, the son of a luchador and an anti-hero in the Spider-Man canon. In fact, the super-powered luchador nearly unmasked Spider-Man during a wrestling match between the two men.
However, according to a new interview with Vanity Fair, Bad Bunny’s involvement with his “dream role” is officially over. When asked what happened with the film being pulled from Marvel’s release schedule, Bunny said, “I don’t know what to say,” before calling the situation “delicate.” His publicist was more direct, saying, “Obviously, it’s out.”
Bad Bunny’s last foray in WWE came at Backlash in his native Puerto Rico when he defeated Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight. Not only did he have help from the LWO, the bout featured the surprise returns of both Carlito and Savio Vega to the WWE.