The Marvel Cinematic Universe could be getting a heck of a lot spookier if one recent scoop proves accurate. In a new report from fan blog GWW, which you should take with a grain of salt, Marvel Studios is looking to add Jack Russell — a.k.a. Werewolf by Night — to an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe property. The report doesn't suggest which property the shape-shifting werewolf is currently being eyed for, but there seem to be two major options.
First and foremost, many would probably think Russell would be appearing in the newly-announced Moon Knight show set to hit Disney+ at some point in the next few years. The two characters have had a pretty long relationship in the Marvel comics mythos — in fact, Moon Knight first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32 from Doug Moench and Don Perlin.
Another option would be the Mahershala Ali-led Blade movie announced at Comic-Con. Despite knowing virtually nothing about the long-awaited remake, Werewolf by Night is definitely something that'd fit in the vampire-hunting mythos the Daywalker oftentimes finds himself in.
Either way, it's likely the character would serve a supporting character role to the main hero instead of filling an antagonistic void. Though he can't control his werewolf-based rampages some times, Russel is nearly always painted as a hero or anti-hero of sorts. Most recently, Werewolf by Night got involved in the hijinks of Deadpool in Gerry Duggan's acclaimed Deadpool run. There, fans saw the Merc with a Mouth try blowing Russell's head off with a shotgun. Fortunately enough for werewolf fans everywhere, Russell survived the incident and was able to regrow his head...because, comics.
Moon Knight has yet to set a release date. Do you think Werewolf by Night will be appearing in Moon Knight or something else? Share your thoughts in the comments below or by tweeting me at @AdamBarnhardt to chat all things MCU!
Other upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Disney+'s She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel don't have release dates.