Werewolf by Night has officially been revealed in the form of a trailer at Disney’s D23 Expo this year, and it’s looking big and strong. The upcoming Marvel project is going to be the MCU’s first-ever television special, and it’s nothing short of the one project that will guide Marvel to a darker tone in its movies and TV shows.
What’s impressive about the Werewolf by Night special is that it’s shot entirely in black and white, even the trailer is presented to audiences in black and white. But one of the other talking points besides the impressive first look of the TV special is whether or not the character will be, in any capacity, connected to Moon Knight’s character.
Werewolf by Night + Moon Knight Not Happening As Of Yet
To those who ask why we’re bringing up Moon Knight in this topic, it’s simple. The character, created by Doug Moench, made an appearance in Issue #32 of the Werewolf by Night comics in 1975.
Now that it’s been cleared out, it’s only expected that fans will be hoping to see the werewolf monster appear in Moon Knight season 2, let alone in the MCU.
To follow up on that question, although they are somewhat connected in the comics, there are “no immediate plans” for anything of that sort, according to the upcoming Marvel special’s director Michael Giacchino.
The 54-year-old director spoke to ET Canada, who asked him about the potential of seeing both Moon Knight and Jack Russell on screen in one project-
“Moon Knight first appeared in Werewolf by Night in the comics years ago. That’s what everyone is thinking. Yeah, there’s no immediate plans for anything like that.”
Giacchino is aware of the fact that Oscar Isaac‘s character appeared in the Werewolf by Night comics, but confirms there are indeed no plans in place for the meet-up to happen.
It’s important to note that nothing has been ruled out yet, so you guys should just chill out, enjoy the upcoming horror special, and wait for good news!
Michael Giacchino Was Inspired By Monsters For Werewolf by Night
Werewolf by Night is shaping up to be an exciting release for Marvel fans. They’ll get to see something completely new, and Marvel Studios can in turn allow experimentation on their projects by directors.
There are obviously going to be some looming questions about what the core idea behind one of the first-ever Marvel TV special will be about, and Michael Giacchino has the answers.
The director of the movie spoke to ET Canada about the core idea behind the one-hour-long horror flick-
“It’s a werewolf movie. And it is, you know, look, the thing about monsters that I love… monsters are always struggling with something, you know? They’re saddled with something that… they can’t control. And it’s such a great way to think about things in life. I mean, we all have these things in our life that we’re either ashamed of, or we’re working on, or we’re trying to be better at. And I feel like monster movies are an amazing way to tell those stories.”
What’s the message that drives the special? Giacchino says-
“And so we tried to just go in as deep as we could and tell a story about people that care about something. In people that have this affliction that still care about something, but are still working outward to be better, and still working out were to help each other, and that’s what we wanted to do. I feel like the best monster movies do that, so that’s the direction we went.”
Werewolf by Night will feature Y tu mamá también star Gael Garcia Bernal in the lead role of Jack Russell, whose transformation into the werewolf looks pretty damn scary in the trailer.
Werewolf by Night will be released on Disney+ on October 7 this year, during the month of Halloween!
Source: The Direct