The haunted era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has arrived. Phase 4 has been home to a number of shady projects, including six thrilling episodes of Moon Knight and a full two hours of jump scares and slasher elements in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fear doubled today with the release of Werewolf at night, the first-ever special presentation from Marvel Studios. Veteran MCU Composer Michael Giacchino, Who Scored Movies Like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: No Way Homemakes his Marvel directorial debut as he brings Gael García Bernal’s titular beast to life.
Fortunately for newcomers, Werewolf at night has been touted as a “completely self-contained entity” within the MCU. That said, that doesn’t mean he won’t eventually cross over with the greater universe.
Speaking with ComicBook.com’s Phase Zero, Werewolf at night executive producer Brian Gay noted that this is an “unpredictable” character within the MCU.
“He’s unpredictable. I don’t know if he’s anyone’s ally in the sense that I think Jack just sees it as a part of him,” Gay said. “A lot of our heroes see their powers as a calling or something to perform or they get this. And Jack is just who he is. That’s who he is as a person. And he probably knows he’s a little bit special, “But he probably doesn’t think he’s that special. There’s a difference between how he is, this is who I am, and this is how you should see me.”
When asked if fans can expect Werewolf by Night on a future roster, Gay pointed out that the monster isn’t necessarily high on some Marvel mock draft boards.
“Who’s to say, I’m not sure if anyone would easily approach him and say, join my team. He’s a bit savage.”
Many fans expect that Werewolf by Night will eventually become part of an MCU Midnight Sons team, a team of the creepier Marvel heroes. In the comics, the Midnight Sons have included Doctor Strange, Morbius, Ghost Rider, Blade, Wolverine, Moon Knight, The Punisher, and more. While only a handful of those characters currently exist in the MCU, while Morbius lives at Sony Pictures, fans know that Sheet enters phase 4 and Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.
Werewolf at night is now streaming on Disney+.