Michael Giacchino Confirms Directing Marvel’s Werewolf By Night (Exclusive)
marvel’s night werewolf, a Halloween special slated to hit Disney+ this year, is in full production with Michael Giacchino as director. Giacchino, well known for his iconic musical scores ranging from LOST at Spider-Man: Homecoming and Rogue One: A Star Wars Storycurrently preparing the release of Light year. Light year is his latest musical work with Pixar, creating the sound of Buzz Lightyear’s sci-fi adventure in a film that stars Captain America himself Chris Evans before switching gears to make his directorial debut. Speaking to ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview, Giacchino confirmed that he’s directing night werewolft and shared his enthusiasm for the project.
“I had a blast. It’s an incredibly difficult process. I love it,” Giacchino said. “Everyday I’m having fun working on it and we’re in the middle. Hopefully we’ll share a lot more soon. Yeah. There’s not much I can’t say other than I’m having a great time and working on something I love. So it’s a win-win there.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios found the star of night werewolf when the project chose Gael Garcia Bernal to direct the special. It’s the first Disney+ show from Marvel Studios that will have a Mexican actor in the lead role. Details of the project’s story are being kept under wraps at this time, but production is expected to begin in early 2022. Bernal is best known for his work at Amazon. Mozart in the Jungleand movies from the early 2000s titles Y tu mamá también, motorcycle journalsand love is a female dog. There are also plans to play Zorro in the next Z film, co-starring Kiersey Clemons.
In the months since Bernal’s casting, it’s still unclear which Marvel title character Bernal will be playing. night werewolf had two incarnations on the pages of Marvel Comics, starting with Jack Russell. Jack Russell is a descendant of Lycanthropes who has the ability to transform into a werewolf without a full moon. A second incarnation of the character, Jake Gomez. Jake Gomez is a Native American whose family has been cursed by lycanthropy.
night werewolf is also well known for being the comic book series that first introduced Moon Knight. Moon Knight recently finished releasing six episodes for its first season on Disney+.
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