No, you didn’t read the headline wrong nor did we mistype. Composer Michael Giacchino, who has worked with Marvel Studios on Doctor Strange, two Spider-Man films and Thor: Love and Thunder, is rumored to be on board to direct one of Marvel Studios’ upcoming streaming projects for Disney Plus.
The rumor comes by way of The Illuminerdi, who point out that Werewolf By Night, Echo and Ironheart are among the streaming projects up next for Marvel Studios. As we pointed out here, Sydney Freeland is likely to be directing Echo, taking one potential project off the board for Giacchino. Out of the other two projects, Giacchino seems a much better fit for Werewolf By Night, especially given that his two prior director jobs were shorts. Werewolf By Night is expected to be a short, one-off film rather than an extended series like Ironheart.
Giacchino’s previously worked behind the camera on an episode Star Trek: Short Treks and the comedy short, Monster Challenge, which starred Patton Oswalt. Should Giacchino be directing Werewolf By Night, which is expected to film from February through March, it’s likely he’ll be happy with the work of the composer. This is an interesting choice for Marvel Studios, experimenting with a relatively inexperienced director on their first streaming movie.
Werewolf By Night will star Gael Garcia Bernal as the lead character, rumored to be Jack Russell, and is expected to stream sometime during Spooky Season 2022.
Source: The Illuminerdi