New Details Emerge About Marvel’s Live Action ‘Werewolf by Night’


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is branching out into some fascinating territory in the next few years, particularly with regards to its spooky characters. Among them is a currently-untitled Halloween special for Disney+, which has since been confirmed to star Station Eleven and Mozart in the Jungle‘s Gael Garcia Bernal.


Bernal is expected to portray an incarnation of Werewolf by Night in the special — and now we might have a better idea of some of those specifics. According to a recent report, Bernal could potentially be playing the Jack Russell incarnation of the character. Details also indicate that Nina Price/Vampire By Night, a vampire-werewolf hybrid who is Russell’s niece in the comics, might also be making an appearance.


The only time Werewolf by Night has been used in a live action Marvel project was in a now-deleted scene from Blade Trinity (2004) seen below.


Blade Trinity (2004): Werewolf Alternate Ending



Since then, rumors have been swirling for years around Werewolf by Night’s place in the MCU, with reports dating back to 2019 indicating that he could appear in some sort of upcoming project. This past July, Kevin Smith revealed that Marvel Studios shut down plans for him to put Werewolf by Night in his now-defunct Howard the Duck animated series, because the character would already be appearing elsewhere. Jeph Loeb told him that Marvel Studios had plans for the character. Back then, Marvel Television had to get approval to use certain characters that the film division was going to use.


According to The Ronin, Smith revealed the following in a July 2021 episode of his Fatman Beyond podcast:


“In my head, as I started building my season, I was like, ‘Alright, Episode 5, Werewolf By Night.’ The idea of our story was that Howard was trapped here and he was trying to get pages of the Darkhold, which would allow him to go back. There’s Howard as I’m laying it out and then I go into Jeph and told him what I wanted to do, and that’s when they said ‘You can’t use Werewolf By Night,’ and I asked why? They said the movie division was using him.”


Fans have speculated that the character could be appearing in Marvel’s Oscar Isaac-led Moon Knight series, given that the character initially debuted in the Werewolf by Night comic series. Neither Disney nor Marvel have confirmed those rumors.






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