Marvel Studios’ “Werewolf By Night” Halloween special is currently in development for Disney+
Like all Marvel projects, plot details are being kept under wraps however Gael Garcia Bernal is attached to play Jack Russell in the project. The series will also star Laura Donnelly (The Nevers); Deadline suggests she could play Nina Price / Vampire By Night, a vampire-werewolf hybrid who is Russell’s niece in the comics.
Jack Russell was the original version of Werewolf by Night who has the ability to turn into a werewolf without a full moon. Russell first appeared in the 1970s in an episode of Moon Knight so there has been some speculation the character could make his debut in Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series for Disney+ or perhaps even the Doctor Strange sequel.
According to a new report, Mahershala Ali’s Blade could appear in “Werewolf By Night.” The news comes from The Cosmic Circus, who points out that the simplest explanation is that he could be brought in to take down Vampire By Night (a relative of Werewolf By Night and rumored casting for Laura Donnelly). Or more interestingly, Blade could be recruiting the Werewolf to join a supernatural strike force (possibly the Midnight Sons) against a major threat, which would connect to Dane Whitman’s recruitment scene in Eternals.
Since nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
Composer Michael Giacchino will reportedly serve as director for Marvel Studios’ “Werewolf By Night.”
Filming on the special is expected to begin sometime in mid-March.
Source: The Cosmic Circus