Just a few weeks ago, reports came out that Marvel Studios would be bringing Werewolf By Night to Disney+ in a new series. Now, thanks to a new report, it looks we have some pretty big updates on the project.
According to TheWrap, the studio is looking to cast a Latino lead in his 30s for the currently untitled series. The trade adds that the project is actually intended to be a Halloween special. The project will go into production in February 2022 under the working title “Buzzcut”. It is unknown at this time when the special will debut on Disney+.
This will be the third project in the MCU to tackle Halloween, as WandaVision had a Halloween-themed episode. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special most recently wrappedand will premiere during the 2022 holiday season.
For those unfamiliar with the character, originally known as Jack Russell, he inherited the ability to transform into a werewolf from his father who was also a warlock. When he moonlights as the creature, as expected, he’s granted superhuman strength and stamina.
Marvel recently revived the character in April 2020 with Werewolf by Night #1, a miniseries starring Jake Gomez, created by the writing team consisting of Black Eyed Peas‘ Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff and Scot Eaton. In this version, Jake, aka. Red Wolf, is a member of the Hopi Native American tribe whose family has been cursed with lycanthropy. Jake Gomez has the same transformation abilities like Jack Russell.
Werewolf By Night is probably most known for his frequent association with Moon Knight, who is set to have his own Disney+ series starring Oscar Isaac as the titular character.