Disney+ Halloween Special Won’t Be ‘Werewolf By Night’

by Thomas Tuna

The mystery persists for the Marvel Studios werewolf-themed Halloween special.

Though several rumors have pointed to the upcoming special focusing on the Marvel Comics Werewolf by Night title, it would seem that will not be the title of the show. While the hirsute character will indeed headline the special, The Hollywood Reporter this week said the title will likely be something different–more generic.

Popular opinion now seems to lean toward the show–which may become a recurring horror special that airs around Halloween–sporting some sort of brand name or umbrella title. This sort of title would work with a variety of characters and storylines down the line.

What was announced is that the special will land on Disney+ “later this year” (presumably on or near Halloween) and will be one hour in length. Production reportedly will start later this month.

The still-unnamed special–directed by award-winning film composer Michael Giacchino–will star Gael Garcia Bernal (M. Night Shyamalan’s Old) as the werewolf in question, along with Laura Donnelly (The Nevers) in an unannounced role.

The original Marvel Comics Werewolf by Night (Jack Russell) character–created by writers Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway and artist Mike Ploog–debuted in Marvel Spotlight No2 in 1972, and eventually earned his own title that ran for 43 issues until 1977.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this Disney+ Halloween special.

 

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