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“They’re going to pop up again”: Werewolf by Night Producer Confirms Monsters Have Been in MCU Since Centuries, Promises Their Return in Future MCU Phases

Werewolf by Night

Marvel’s expansion of boundaries now lands them in the supernatural horror genre with Werewolf by Night where the studio gets free reign to explore the sensory-charged era of Dracula and Frankenstein. Although a very saturated yet successful trope, Marvel sets itself apart from the Hollywood obsession with scream-inducers by offering a classic tribute to the clash and contrast of light and sound in the B&W ’40s era horror movies.

Werewolf by Night invokes the cinematography of the 40s era horror flicks
Werewolf by Night invokes the cinematography of the 40s-era horror flicks

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Designated to be a Halloween special, the horror thriller series is set to be Marvel Studios’ next project to go fully into the exploration mode, by allowing composer Michael Giacchino to test his hand at directing. And daresay, he did an incredible job as far as the trailer allows speculations. The Disney+ special will feature Gael García Bernal as Jack Russell, the character MCU introduced via Moon Knight, and Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone who is Jack’s counterpart, i.e. Vampire by Night.

Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone in Werewolf by Night
Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone in Werewolf by Night

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Although it is interesting to watch how MCU offers the segue into the supernatural with Werewolf by Night, it is not the first time we have witnessed the presence of that trope within mainstream MCU, the most recent being in Oscar Isaac‘s Moon Knight. The ground-breaking and boundary-pushing Phase 4 Disney+ series had introduced many themes into the fray, and though Egyptian gods make up for the series’ main attraction, Harrow’s monsters were another. The new special takes the trope one step further by committing itself to the story of vampires and werewolves in full effect.

Werewolf by Night Promises More Monsters in the MCU

The Marvel universe has been no stranger to the more culturally recognized monsters that lurk in the shadows. Vampires are an especially beloved bunch in the superhero franchise, with Marvel exploring Blade’s character almost a decade before starting to build the foundations of the now canonized cinematic universe. The Wesley Snipes movie was topped off with a trilogy and is now being considered for an acclaimed reboot with Mahershala Ali in the lead. Morbius too was another project that focused on the supernatural. Werewolf by Night‘s producer, Brian Gay claims,

“I think one of the very cool things about the special is it’s just peeling back the corner of monsters in the MCU, right? So there’s not just the monsters that are part of Werewolf by Night, but the ones that were up on the wall, there’s some of that artwork as well. What all this lends to is the idea that for centuries there have been monsters within the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they’ve been being tracked or hunted or kept at bay by these hunters. And I think, well, we don’t know exactly where they’ll pop up next, the idea is that, with this wide swath of different species and types, they’re going to pop up again. You’re going to see these guys in different ways, of course.”

Werewolf by Night is all set to introduce monsters in the MCU
Werewolf by Night is all set to introduce monsters in the MCU

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Although this all serves as very exciting news, it’s also important to acknowledge the creator behind all of it — Michael Giacchino. The experienced composer, known famously for his work on The Batman and other musical compositions for Ratatouille, Zootopia, and Jurassic World, is debuting with his directorial venture at Marvel. If his horror show proves successful, it will pave the future path for MCU’s supernatural element to come out to the surface to play.

Werewolf by Night debuts on October 7, 2022, on Disney+.

Source: The Direct

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.