A new featurette for Marvel’s upcoming Halloween special Werewolf By Night has revealed new footage and features Marvel’s Kevin Feige teasing how the special sets up the MCU’s future.
The new featurette delves into the horror movie influences of Werewolf By Night, which looks set to be radically different stylistically to anything that has come before it in the MCU. Feige promises the special will deliver “entirely new characters and entirely new sides of the MCU.”
The new footage includes looks at several supernatural characters, mysterious masked figures and Gael Garcia Bernal’s Jack Russell beginning to transform into his werewolf form.
A Marvel Monster Movie
The new Werewolf By Night featurette sees director Michael Giacchino discussing why he chose to approach the Marvel project in the style of a classic monster movie, touching upon the power of such movies.
“I love monster movies because they’re such allegories for feeling different from everyone else,” says Giacchino in the new featurette. Kevin Feige also reveals that Werewolf By Night is “introducing a world that will ultimately become quite important to the future of the MCU.”
Check out the new Werewolf By Night featurette below:
The bold risks Marvel has taken with Werewolf By Night appear to be paying off. Early reactions to the special have been overwhelmingly positive and it arrived on Rotten Tomatoes to a staggering 100% score based on the first reviews.
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios Halloween special:
“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,” the synopsis reads. “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.”
Werewolf by Night stars Gael García Bernal, Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, Al Hamacher, Eugenie Bondurant, Kirk Thatcheras Jovan, Jaycob Maya, and Daniel Watts. Michael Giacchino directed the special from a script written by Peter Cameron and Heather Quinn. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige serves as Executive Producer.
Werewolf by Night will be available on Disney Plus on October 7th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the special, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.