Marvel Studios is heading into new territory with their Special Presentation, Werewolf by Night. Composer Michael Giacchino is taking on directing duties for the first time, as he pays tribute to the classic black-and-white horror movies to offer something quite unique to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many wondered if the character was always on Marvel’s radar, but it turns out this was actually Giacchino’s idea.
In an interview by ScreenRant from the post-D23 wrap-up, they got the chance to talk to the director on the project, and he reveals that he actually pitched the idea to Kevin Feige to bring this iconic horror character to life.
You know what, it was funny because Kevin [Feige] was talking to me and said, ‘So what would you want to do?’ And I was like, ‘I want to do Werewolf by Night.’ And he looked at me like, ‘Really? Like really? Werewolf–’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s what I want.’ He was like, ‘Wow. Okay, alright. Let’s talk about that.’ And the conversation just kept going, and going, and going, and then, and here we are now.”Michael Giacchino
He also highlights that this project is indeed going to be “standalone” and offered them the opportunity to do something different with such a unique character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But it was a real gift to be given something that was different and standalone from everything else that they’ve been doing so, it was also a gift. But it was also terrifying because I was like… I didn’t want to mess it up. I felt like you know there was a lot, even though it was a smaller project, it felt like there was a lot at stake, you know, in terms of what we were doing. So I don’t know, but we had fun.Michael Giacchino
There’s a lot of excitement about what Werewolf by Night has to offer and what could make it stand out from other projects. Its style and ambitions look like they could open the floodgates for future Special Presentations that offer something unique.
You can watch the full interview here: