The FIFTH Spider-Man spin-off movie has been revealed
Following in the footsteps of Venom and Morbius...
Ever since Sony and Marvel and Disney worked out their group agreement around the shared usage of Tom Holland as Spider-Man, they've certainly been putting the web swinger and his expanded universe to work.
He first popped up in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, before getting his three standalone movies to date, 2017's Homecoming, 2019's Far From Home and 2021's No Way Home.
Sony has also tapped into his supporting characters, which so far have given us 2018's Venom and 2021's sequel Let There Be Carnage, as well as this year's Morbius.
There are already release dates in place for two more spin-off characters, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson headlining Kraven The Hunter when it arrives on 13 January 2023, and Dakota Johnson playing the titular Madame Web, which will debut in July 2023.
This week, during Sony's presentation at CinemaCon, they revealed even more details about their plans for the future of Spider-Man Cinematic Universe.
First up (and not surprisingly), Venom 3 was confirmed, as was their FIFTH spin-off character getting their own standalone movie.
El Muerto will be played by Bad Bunny, one of the most successful musical artists in the world right now. He was Spotify's most-streamed artist in both 2020 and 2021, but has recently expanded into movies too. He's already appeared in Fast & Furious 9 and Narcos: Mexico, and he is set to show up in Brad Pitt's action thriller Bullet Train later this year.
For those unfamiliar, El Muerto is a super-powered wrestler, who is gifted their mask and powers once they've proven themselves worthy. The connections to Spider-Man himself are a bit tenuous, as he initially almost unmasks Peter Parker during a wrestling match (what is it with Spider-Man and wrestling matches?), before the two actually team-up to defeat El Muerto's own arch-nemesis, El Dorado.
No word on a director for the project yet, but El Muerto is scheduled to arrive in cinemas in January 2024.