Sasha Banks Eyed for New Marvel Movie (Report)

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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After a successful stint in Star Wars on The Mandalorian, Mercedes Varnado, aka Sasha Banks, is being targeted for a Marvel role in one of Sony's Spider-Man spin-off films.

Sasha Banks portrayed Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian Seasons 2 and 3, serving as a loyal ally to Bo-Katan Kryze. The WWE diva's transition to acting has earned high praise from fans and critics, leaving many to wonder if there will be more in the future. 

Interestingly, Varnado's co-WWE diva, Becky Lynch, almost appeared in Marvel Studios' Eternals, but her role was reportedly cut for being "too depressing."

Sony Eyes Sasha Banks for El Muerto Cast

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The Hollywood Reporter (THR) shared a new update about Sony Pictures' El Muerto, the Marvel movie starring Bad Bunny in the titular role. 

While confirming that the project fell victim to the ongoing writers' strike by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA), THR noted that the film has yet to start shooting and the script needs "additional work."

Moreover, casting has yet to begin as well, but THR's sources claimed that the studio is eyeing professional wrestler Mercedes Varnado, aka Sasha Banks, for an unknown role. 

Which Role Will Sasha Banks Play in El Muerto?

Sasha Banks' demeanor and strong bravado could push her to the top of El Muerto's stellar cast

That said, the WWE diva-turned-actress might end up portraying the Spider-Man spin-off's female lead opposite Bad Bunny.

It would be interesting to witness the Bad Bunny and Sasha Banks' dynamic on-screen. The fact that the duo has yet to share an appearance inside a WWE ring makes the pairing even more exciting.

In a past interview in May 2022, Bad Bunny hyped up the anticipation for El Muerto by teasing its "epic" story, noting that "it’s something huge." 

The actor's excitement toward the Spider-Man spin-off is a good sign. However, it will be a while before El Muerto receives another treatment for a potential return.

El Muerto has no release date yet.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.