There is a lot to process in the first trailer for Werewolf by Night, a Marvel Studios Hammer Horror-style “special presentation” set for a Friday, Oct. 7 release on Disney+.
Directed by Michael Giacchino, Werewolf by Night‘s cast is led by Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), as Jack Russell and his titular alter ego, and Laura Donnelly (The Nevers) as whom many assume to be monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone.
The trailer also allows glimpses of Marvel entities such as Man-Thing (a humanoid swamp monster aka Dr. Theodore “Ted” Sallis) and even Time Variance Authority (TVA) hunters, wielding their familiar batons.
In Marvel comics lore, Jack Russell on his 18th birthday learned of his family’s lycanthropy curse, which dates back to 1795 and every full moon transforms Jack into a powerful man-wolf hybrid possessing enhanced strength, speed, stamina, agility and reflexes.
The Werewolf’s allies over the years have included the aforementioned Man-Thing, living vampire Dr. Michael Morbius, Johnny Blaze AKA Ghost Rider, Dr. Stephen Strange AKA Doctor Strange, Tony Stark AKA Iron Man and Jessica Drew AKA Spider-Woman, while mercenary Marc Spector AKA Moon Knight, Morgan le Fay and Eric Brooks AKA Blade have been among his adversaries.
Other familiar Marvel elements sprinkled throughout Werewolf by Night lore have included the Darkhold, Frank Castle AKA Punisher and Flash Thompson AKA Agent Venom.
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Is this a parody trailer? This looks like a joke.
Its a throw back to Universal monster movies and yes they were campy.
Yes, a werewolf show teased in the style of old monster movies. Thought it was creative. Wonder if it’s just the trailer or if they’d have the guts to do the whole show like that. Probably the former.
Not worth it’s own post, but good eye on the Man-Thing shot. I missed that. Wonder if he’ll be Giant-Sized.
I see what you did there!
I was not aware of this one coming… cool!
That looks like fun. Did Laura Donnelly finish filming the Nevers?
Filming finished last December. Kind of makes you wonder what the hell is going on… or if it’s been quietly shelved. Even post-production on all 6 episodes can’t have taken 9 months.
@MattMatovich? Can you get the skinny from HBO?
I am Michael Giacchino fan, so I can’t wait for this
Those aren’t TVA workers – the TVA batons aren’t stun batons nor are they that long. Would love to be proven wrong though
Without my glasses Man-Thing looked liked Snuffleupagus (sp).
Have you ever seen them in the same place at the same time??
Remember, no one but Big Bird (used to) be able to see Snuffleupagus…and something that big just came and went….nexus of realities anyone??
I like that they’re trying something this far outside the usual box. I wonder if it’s just a one-off oddity, or if it will eventually connect to other mystical/paranormal MCU properties like Moon Knight or Blade.
Shouldn’t a character named Jack Russell turn into a weredog instead of a werewolf?