For quite some time now, Marvel has been rumored to be working on a special Halloween show for Disney+. And in August 2021, Marvel revealed that they are working on a special. But ever since then, they have kept mum about the show. After some months of waiting, we finally learn what the show is.
Here's what we know about Marvel's first-ever holiday-themed special right now:
Werewolf by Night Release Date
Since this is a special that Marvel is working on for Halloween, it's only fitting that they have decided to release this limited series a few days before spook night.
At D23 2022, Feige revealed the Werewolf by Night release date will be on Friday, October 7th.
We also learned that the show will be a one-off Halloween special. This means that there won't be several episodes or succeeding installments in the future. Werewolf by Night will last an hour-long and will entirely be in black and white.
What Is the Werewolf by Night Story About?
The official synopsis for the special reads:
"On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader's life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic- a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster."
The original Werewolf by Night comic book series was where Moon Knight (played by Oscar Isaac) made his debut before getting his own series. Many can't help but wonder if Isaac will make an appearance in this show. As of this writing, however, there has not been any announcement regarding his involvement in Werewolf by Night.
The show follows the story of Jack Russell (played by Gael García Bernal) who transforms into a werewolf on the night of a full moon on his 18th birthday. After his transformation, Jack learns about his ancestor's lineage that has been cursed with lycanthropy. One of his ancestors was bitten by Vlad Dracula's werewolf. Meanwhile, another ancestor was cursed with werewolf transformation through Darkhoid, a material that we previously saw in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
That's all we know about Werewolf by Night at this point. We don't know yet what particular story it will follow in the special.
Werewolf by Night Cast
The actors that are involved in the limited show include the following:
- Gael García Bernal (as Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night)
- Laura Donnelly (as Elsa Bloodstone)
- Harriet Sansom Harris (as Verusa)
- Jaycob Maya
- Eugenie Bondurant (as Linda)
- Kirk Thatcher (as Jovan)
- Al Hamacher (as Billy Swan)
The special is directed by Michael Giacchino.
Where to Watch Werewolf by Night Trailer?
The trailer for Werewolf by Night made its debut in D23 2022. It gives us a glimpse of a classic monster movie shot entirely in black and white. The movie is said to be available completely in black and white too.
You can watch the trailer here: