Werewolf is the latest character to join the MCU, but how does the monster fit into superheroes, and how could it affect the franchise?
Marvel Studios officially confirmed at D23 that the previously announced Halloween set for Disney+ was Werewolf by Night. The title has been rumored since the project was announced in 2021, but it was officially announced that the character would join the MCU, with a special set to air on October 7, 2022.
From the vast list of Marvel characters, Werewolf by Night was definitely not a character that would decide to get a live-action treatment so soon, and it seems almost impossible to imagine it happening at the beginning of the MCU. Werewolf by Night surprised Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige when the idea first came up. However, not only will you now be part of MCU Phase 4, but it will look a little different from the entire franchise.
After all, who is the Werewolf in the Night, and why are Marvel Studios introducing this character into their cinematic universe now? How does a traditional villain fit into the Marvel superhero universe? Can a monster be a superhero? A werewolf may walk the Night in both worlds, but he may be a more important part of the MCU’s future than anyone expects. It’s a werewolf smash in the Night and how a monster can be a superhero.
Comic Books Werewolf by Night is Based On
In the 1970s, as the comic book industry began to relax its restrictions on supernatural monsters, which had been banned from comics for two decades, Marvel decided to publish a werewolf comic. Immediately jumped. Designed by Roy Thomas, with a title suggested by Stan Lee, and created and produced by Jenny Thomas, Jerry Conway, and Mike Plague, Werewolf by Night first appeared in 1972’s Marvel Spotlight #2. appeared in and later claimed his title. Forty-three issues from 1972 to 1977. The series introduces the character Moon Knight, who was quickly overtaken in popularity by Knight by Werewolf.
The Werewolf chases a man named Jack Russell at Night. The Russell family is under a curse; When the full moon passes three nights into the month, she is forced to transform into a werewolf in typical lycanthrope fashion. He usually travels from city to city, like Bruce Banner (also known as The Incredible Hulk), and faces dangers in the different cities he visits.
In 2020, Marvel released a new werewolf comic book with new filmmaker Jake Gomez by Knight, a hoppy boy who underwent his first werewolf transformation at the age of 13 due to a curse on his family. This version was created by Black Eyed member Piz Tebow with Benjamin Jackendoff and Scott Eaton.
Werewolf by Knight Support Character
Werewolf by Night has crossed paths with a number of characters, particularly in the supernatural side of the franchise. As previously mentioned, the Marvel hero Moon Knight made his debut in the Werewolf through the comics Knight, and the two characters have crossed paths on several occasions. Werewolf By Night has also worked with superheroes like Blade, Man-Thing, and Ghost Rider. The character has also been on some superhero-themed teams, including the Legion of Monsters and the Midnight Sons.
The Marvel Universe is vast and has crossed paths with many traditional superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk. Werewolf is still being killed by Deadpool at Night when “The Merc with a Mouth” finds him in bed with his wife Shukla, but informs Deadpool that Werewolf is alive at Night.
Werewolf By Night’s Previous Adaptations
Although the original names such as The Hulk or Spider-Man, Werewolf by Knight have not changed many times over the years, and until recently, it was more applicable than Shang-Chi and Eternal. Werewolf Night has appeared in several Marvel Animation projects alongside supernatural characters such as Blade and Man-Thing. He appeared on the show Superhero Squad, where he was voiced by legendary voice actor Robert Paulson. He later appeared in the animated Disney XD Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Ross Lynch, where he was part of Nick Fury’s super monster team Howling Commando. The same version of Hulk and S.MA.S.H. Appeared in Agents. In the voice of Nolan North.
An attempt at a Night by the Werewolf film was made in 2005 with screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs, who wrote the screenplay for Chocolate, but the project never came to fruition. The character didn’t get attention until Disney+ announced the Halloween special.
Disney+ by Night
Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino will direct the upcoming Halloween special. The special will focus on a secret group of monster hunters at Bloodstone Castle after the death of their leader (played by Laura Donnelly as comic book character Elsa Bloodstone) and the mysterious quest and deadly race for a powerful artifact. I will be involved, one of which is Werewolf. This is a fun game, especially for the popular werewolf party, and an homage to the monster movies of the 30s and 40s.
Gael Garcia Bernal plays Jack Russell’s werewolf incarnation in Nighttime. The trailer also shows the Man-Thing MCU debut, featuring both S.H.I.E.L.D. Occurs in agents. and Thor: Ragnarok.
Werewolf’s Future in the MCU
Several key links to Werewolf by Night in the comics are set to become a big part of the MCU, especially in Phase 4. The Russell family belongs to the curse of the werewolf Darkhold, an evil book seen in both WandaVision and the Multiverse. Dr. Strange. why are you mad? In the comics, Jack Russell’s ancestors wrote the Darkhold in a book, and the MCU created the Darkhold’s book to be a version of the script written on Mount Wondergore.
MCU Phase 4 is also full of supernatural characters. Moon Knight makes his MCU debut in 2022, played by Oscar Isaac. The blade is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, played by two-time Academy Award-winning actor Maher Shala Ali, when his film hits theaters on November 3, 2023. Joining Werewolf by Night in the MCU, along with Man-Thing and Elsa Bloodstone. And a fun time with the video game Midnight Suns could signify that Marvel Studios is bringing together its various superheroes in the next project. Knight and Werewolf as Man-Thing are both featured in posters for the upcoming Avengers ride at Disney California Adventure. This Halloween special appears to be the first werewolf appearance in the MCU and maybe another case of Marvel Studios taking a lesser-known property and renaming it a household name.