If there is one thing you can count on from the MCU, it’s consistency. Whether that means all projects have a similar tone or visual style is up for debate, but Disney and Marvel have managed to churn out samey-looking projects for the last 14 years and it seems to finally be wearing thin. Many weren’t impressed with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Thor Love and Thunder, so imagine my surprise when checking out the trailer for Werewolf by Night and being met with something that doesn’t look exactly the same as the other 9,000 MCU films and shows.
Based on a horror-focused comic series, the “special presentation” of Werewolf by Night will be debuting this October on Disney+ and comes off as rather standalone in nature. The titular werewolf will be played by Gael García Bernal and will follow his attempts to fight crime after succumbing to a curse in his bloodline.
Surprisingly, famed composer Michael Giacchino is directing this special and even mentioned he had been dying to bring this to life since he was 10 years old. I’m happy that we can finally point to an MCU project and note how different it looks. Everything here screams of grindhouse vibes, what with its black-and-white filter, heavy grain, and even abundant violence.