Said to be based on the Werewolf by Night comics, an upcoming werewolf-themed Halloween special from Disney+ has landed a director, The Wrap reports this afternoon.

Interestingly enough, The Batman composer Michael Giacchino will be making his feature directorial debut on the Marvel Halloween special, coming later this year.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly will star in the spooky special, which doesn’t yet have a title or plot details. Stay tuned for more on the project as we learn it.

The Werewolf by Night nickname actually applies to two different Marvel Comics characters, first Jack Russell back in the 1970s and more recently new character Jack Gomez.

Wikipedia explains, “Jack Russell is a descendant of the mystically-altered offshoot of humans known as Lycanthropes. During the night of the full moon and the two nights surrounding it he is forced to mutate into a werewolf, a large, powerful form which is a hybrid of human and wolf, and loses his human intellect. Through a series of events, he is also capable of mutating voluntarily outside of the full moon, at which time he remains in control.”

Notably, Issue #32 of the Werewolf by Night comic series features the first appearance from Moon Knight, a character Marvel will soon be bringing to the screen in his own series.

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