Halloween 2021 just ended, but Marvel Studios already has big plans for Halloween 2022. Earlier this year, TheWrap reported that Marvel was looking for a Latino actor to star in the upcoming Halloween special on Disney Plus. Sources told the site that the role could go to the character known as Werewolf by Night. The studio was reportedly looking for an actor in his 30s and planned to start production in early 2022. Now, TheWrap reports that Marvel has found its protagonist.
Marvel’s Halloween special has its lead
According to the site’s most recent report, Marvel chose Mexican actor Gael García Bernal to star in the special. Bernal has appeared in dozens of movies and shows, including the Prime Video series. Mozart in the jungleBy M. Night Shyamalan Oldand the upcoming HBO miniseries Station eleven. Once again, sources with knowledge of the project believe that Werewolf by Night will be the center of attention.
Who is Marvel’s werewolf at night?
There are two characters in Marvel Comics who are called Werewolf by Night. The first is Jack Russell, who originally appeared in Marvel Spotlight # 2 in 1972. The backstory is quite elaborate, but in short, he is the descendant of a man who was bitten by a werewolf. His entire line was cursed by lycanthropy. In particular, Moon Knight made his first appearance in a number of Werewolf at night. Moon Knight will have her own Disney Plus show next year.
Last year, Marvel introduced a new werewolf at night. In the first issue of the new series, Marvel introduces us to Jake Gomez, who is a descendant of the Hopi Native American tribe. Like Russell, he also transforms into a werewolf due to a curse on his family.
Bernal is likely to play one of these two characters, but we’re not sure which one.
What’s next for Marvel?
With so many other projects in the pipeline, it will probably be quite a while before Marvel is ready to talk about a 2022 Halloween special. After all, Disney recently delayed virtually every Marvel movie slated for release in 2022 and 2023. Here they are latest release dates:
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity: May 6, 2022
- Thor: love and thunder: July 8, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: November 11, 2022
- Indiana Jones 5th: June 30, 2023
- Untitled Disney Live Action: N / A
- The wonders: February 17, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: July 28, 2023
- Untitled Marvel: N / A
- Untitled 2nd Marvel: N / A
- Untitled 20th century: N / A
- Untitled 3rd Marvel: November 3, 2023
There are also many other MCU shows and movies with no release dates, including Moon knight. Given that character’s connection to Werewolf by Night, maybe Bernal will make an appearance on the Oscar Isaac show. Production in Moon knight It was reported that it ended last month, so there is a chance that we may see this show in the first half of next year.