Broussard told ComicBook.com, “We are introducing some cool characters that belong to the darker, more monster, supernatural, and occult side in a very organic manner. As you witness these characters emerge, it feels like there are opportunities to continue their stories in fresh and innovative ways while keeping a foothold in the horror genre.”
Gael García Bernal and Laura Donnelly star in Werewolf by Night as Jack Russell and Elsa Bloodstone, respectively. Additionally, the film marked the introduction of Theodore “Ted” Sallis/Man-Thing into the MCU. In September 2022, Brian Gay, executive producer at Marvel Studios, confirmed that the studio was planning future storylines featuring the Werewolf by Night cast.
The Future of Werewolf by Night
At the time, he said, “I think one of the very cool things about the special is it’s just peeling back the corner of monsters in the MCU, right? And I think we don’t know exactly where they’ll pop up next. The idea is that, with this wide swath of different species and types, they will pop up again. So you’ll see these guys in different ways, of course.” Marvel Studios has not made any official announcements about the future of Werewolf by Night, but director Michael Giacchino has expressed interest in working with the characters again.
Sam Raimi described his 2022 film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” as “the first scary MCU movie” in terms of the horror genre. In a previous interview, Raimi expressed his enjoyment in bringing horror to the MCU with the movie, stating, “I was able to take those horror films that I made in my youth and [use] what I had learned from them building suspense sequences, titillating the audience.”
Director Aaron Moorhead claims that the Disney+ series Moon Knight, released in March 2022, was similarly influenced by the horror genre. In addition, werewolf by Night drew inspiration from “horror films of the 1930s and 1940s” and incorporated old horror movies’ campy, black-and-white aesthetic.
Director Sam Raimi, who enjoyed incorporating horror into the MCU with the film, referred to Multiverse of Madness as “the first scary MCU movie” in terms of the horror genre after its release in May 2022.
Raimi further stated that he was able to apply the suspense-building techniques he learned from his past horror films to the making of Multiverse of Madness.
Disney+ is now streaming Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night.