D23 has come to an end but it still offered quite a few special surprises to keep us guessing on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Among the many reveals was the confirmation that Marvel Studios’ first special will be the long-rumored Werewolf by Night adaptation. Not only did they confirm long-time MCU composer Michael Giacchino in the director’s chair but also gave us a trailer to get a feeling for what exactly the project might be. Besides teasing a classic throwback to horror movies from the black and white era, we also got a small glimpse of the story. Luckily, the new Disney+ page gave us even more details.
As first noticed by ComicBook.com’s Adam Barnhardt, the detail page not only includes a great new visual teasing the atmosphere this project has in store for us but also includes the official summary for the project. That’s not all as it looks like the trailer wasn’t lying about the series taking these classic Universal era monsters and giving them a comedic twist as it’s been classified as a comedy, which always has been a great combination with horrors for many years now and makes us wonder how they’ll tackle the character of Werewolf by Night in the story.
The description reads as:
On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious sand deadly competition for a powerful relic – a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monsteer.
It definitely sounds promising and it’s a great way to introduce various fodder characters while building up whatever the “dangerous monster” might end up looking like, as we know it’s the titular character. Though Man-thing has also been showcased in the trailer which means there might be more to this story than what the description may be hinting at. Whatever they have in store for us, it’s going to be a blast either way and hopefully, open up the possibility for more “Special Presentations” from Marvel Studios.