Legendary composer Michael Giacchino has confirmed he is moving into directing as he takes on Marvel’s Werewolf by Night special for Disney Plus.
Little is known about Werewolf by Night, though the project is believed to be a one-off Halloween special for Disney Plus, based on the Marvel comic of the same name. The Werewolf by Night is a character who has historically had ties to Moon Knight, who first appeared in Issue 32 of Werewolf by Night, which led some fans to believe the Werewolf would make his debut in Moon Knight. While this didn’t come to fruition, some fans are still wondering whether Marc Spector could return in the upcoming special.
Whatever the story of Werewolf by Night and whoever shows up in the special, one thing that is now known is who will be helming the MCU project.
Michael Giacchino Jumps From Composing To Directing
Michael Giacchino has previously worked with Marvel Studios as a composer on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Outside of Marvel, Giachhino has composed soundtracks for The Incredibles, the modern Star Trek movies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Batman amongst many others.
Outside of a couple of short films, Werewolf by Night will mark the composer’s first time directing. In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Michael Giacchino opened up about the experience, confirming his involvement with the Marvel project:
“I’ve been having a blast. It’s an incredibly challenging process. I love it… Everyday, I’ve been having fun working on it and we’re int he middle of it. Hopefully, very soon we’ll share a lot more about it. Yeah. There’s not much I can’t [sic] say other than I’m having a good time and I am working on something that I love. So, that’s a win-win right there.”
Michael Giacchino will be directing Gael Garcia Bernal in Werewolf by Night, the actor having been confirmed to be playing the lead role, making him the first Mexican actor to lead a Disney Plus Marvel show. It is not yet clear which incarnation of the Werewolf Bernal will be playing – in the Marvel comics, the mantle has been held by Jack Russell and later by Jake Gomez.
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