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Marvel/Disney+ developing Werewolf By Night live-action Halloween Special?

August 30th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We already know that next Christmas we’re getting James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (here) but it seems that Marvel/Disney may have their eye set on other major holidays with a Marvel Halloween Special apparently in development.

Disney is looking to cast a Latino lead in the special which, although unsubstantiated, is looking to be a scary/spooky adaptation of their Werewolf by Night series – interestingly, it was in this title that Moon knight, now a Disney+ series starring Oscar Isaac (here), first appeared.

The series currently features the character of Jake Gomez, a member of the Hopi Native American tribe who all are cursed with lycanthrope… yes, they’re werewolves. And, they’re in the middle of a conflict with a pharmaceutical company who are exploiting the tribe and their abilities.

This is actually a very fun idea and could be a great way to bring new, more ‘out there’ characters into the MCU as we all letting Marvel firmly establish themselves as a cornerstone of all the major holidays… it’s also a great way of bringing that more scary Marvel characters to life – remember, Blade is coming with vampires and What If…? is bringing us zombies, so there’s nothing off the plate at this time in the MCU.

Here’s hoping we see them doing something similar with Star Wars… a Death Troopers Halloween Special, anyone?

I’m here for it.

Let me know what you all think.

Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….