The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going dark with their latest movie announcement, and you wouldn’t believe who’s directing it.
Legendary film composer and maestro of the magic Michael Giacchino (The Batman, Up, The Incredibles) is making his directorial debut with Marvel Studios’ special presentation Werewolf by Night, a thrilling new film noir Disney+ special that’s mixing The Poltergeist (1982) with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981):
Werewolf by Night comes out next month. First trailer being shown now.
— Scott Gustin ?D23 Expo (@ScottGustin) September 10, 2022
During the presentation of Werewolf by Night, Kevin Feige welcomed director Michael Giacchino on stage but couldn’t stop gushing about Indiana Jones 5:
Giacchino: “It’s fun scary… remember those movies?”
Feige: “Like Indiana Jones?!”
On top of that, Marvel gave a first look at the movie’s main antagonist, the Man-Thing:
First look at Man-Thing in Marvel’s WEREWOLF BY NIGHT!!!
First look at Man-Thing in Marvel’s WEREWOLF BY NIGHT!!! ? pic.twitter.com/16ulrLU8Fi
— Dempsey Pillot (@DempseyPillot) September 10, 2022
The upcoming project is undoubtely a huge shift in tone with Marvel entertainment, especially as the Marvel collection steps into a new direction with Daredevil: Born Again, Blade (2023), and more.
Nonetheless, every Marvel fan is more than ready to step into the scariest Marvel project to date, especially after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) was initially set to mark a darker tone in the MCU and more. Nonetheless, Werewolf by Night promises one of the most original and ambitious adventures in the Marvel collection of heroes and villains to date.
The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).