“I’m in motion on other things”: Michael Giacchino Doesn’t Want to Helm ‘Messy’ Blade Reboot Despite Werewolf by Night Success, Hints He’s Busy With The Batman 2

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Michael Giacchino is known for his brilliant work composing music for a number of movies, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Zootopia, and The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The work he did for Pixar’s Up earned him several awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two GRAMMY Awards.

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Werewolf By Night director Michael Giacchino

Recently, his work as the Director of Werewolf by Night came as a breath of fresh air among the other recent projects of the MCU. The debutant director successfully delivered a TV Special that managed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. However, Michael Giacchino might have let down the viewers after he revealed that he would not be joining the MCU’s Blade.

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Michael Giacchino Shuts Down Blade Rumors 

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Werewolf by Night

Since Michael Giacchino introduced the world of werewolves into Marvel Cinematic Universe, he was a very apparent choice to take on the role of the director for MCU’s Blade, especially since the team is in dire need of a new director, as soon as possible, following Bassam Tariq’s exist. 

During his appearance on the Phase Zero podcast, the composer deflated any rumors flying around about the possibility of him joining the Blade team as a director. His extremely busy schedule was one of the primary reasons he would not be getting on board the Blade wagon.

“I mean, look, I love Blade. I think that’s an amazing, amazing character. It’s one of my favorites. But I feel like that thing is already in motion in a way that is like, and I’m in motion on other things as well, and there’s just– It’s a whole… you know. It’s just, timing-wise, it’s a little crazy. So I feel like, you know… I want that to be a great movie. I want that to be an awesome movie, because that character deserves it in a huge way. But yeah, right now, I mean, no.”

While Giacchino wishes nothing but positives for the team, the timing of the whole scenario would simply not be in the favor of him joining as Director. It looks like the search for a suitable Director to carry Blade forward is still on.


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Is Michael Giacchino Returning for Batman 2?

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Robert Pattinson as The Batman

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While it is still not confirmed, there is a huge possibility that the Oscar-winning composer might be currently caught up in composing a score for the sequel of The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.


Michael Giacchino’s work for the movie was one of the most talked about scores of 2022, with the release of his track gaining over 2.3 million views on YouTube. This turned out to be the highest global streaming engagement the label had seen for a pre-release of a score album. Therefore, it won’t come as a surprise if the team wants him back for the sequel. 

Even Director Matt Reeves stated that Giacchino bought “soul” into the movie with his music. Given the fact that the Giacchino-Reeves duo has collaborated on five projects so far, it is safe to assume he would be returning as the composer for Batman 2 as well. 

However, it is undeniable that Michael Giacchino would have been a great fit for Blade. But for now, only time will tell who joins the team. 


Werewolf by Night is available to stream on Disney+.

Source: Screen Rant


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