Werewolf at night was rumored for a long time – in fact, it was basically Marvel Studios’ worst-kept secret. It wasn’t until San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that it was properly announced and received its first trailer.
Now the world is kind of a week away from its debut on Disney+.
In fact, some critics have already seen the special, with screeners slamming ahead. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive for the most part, so hopefully fans won’t be disappointed.
Recently, the Marvel Studios Special Presentation was shown early at FantasticFest, and nothing like it used to be Doctor Strange Writer C. Robert Cargill was present.
What did the MCU veteran think of this?
Doctor Strange Writer judges a werewolf
original Doctor Strange Writer C. Robert Cargill accepted Twitter to share his thoughts on Marvel’s upcoming special, Werewolf at night.
his thought? Glowing, to put it mildly.
Cargill proclaims it is so “great fun” and “goes way harder than Marvel ever did:”
“Marvel’s WEREWOLF BY NIGHT is ’70s horror comics through the lens of the 1930s. Super funny. And goes way harder than Marvel has ever done. It also includes an amazing cult comic book character that you won’t see coming and I can’t believe I saw her on the big screen. A true spooky October treat.”
the previous Strange Schreiber is certainly not alone in his thoughts
Despite a review embargo on the project that won’t be lifted until October 6, a handful of critics have already posted their full thoughts on the project, as seen on Rotten Tomatoes.
The consensus appears to be just as positive as Cargill’s, with indieWire’s Marisa Mirabal saying that’s the special “successfully able to balance fun and combat:”
“Using elements of dark comedy, light romance and friendship, Werewolf by Night is able to successfully balance fun and fright.”
Kate Sánchez of “But Why Tho? A Geek Community” exclaimed that the monster adventure is “Perfection and you can’t overdo it:”
“Werewolf by Night is perfection and I can’t stress that enough. For those in the audience who grew up watching Universal and Hammer horror, this is for you. It’s the embodiment of a love for monsters that runs deep.”
YouTuber Sean Chandler from Sean Chandler Talks About noted that the special is one of Phase 4 “Biggest Risks” but also “one of his most pleasant surprises:”
“Werewolf By Night is one of the biggest risks of MCU Phase 4, but also one of the most pleasant surprises. Marvel’s homage to classic monster movies is brutal and refreshing. My biggest complaint is that I wish there were more of these.”
For Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut, there seems to be nothing but love. Hopefully that stays true as more reviews drop later next week.
A successful movie monster adventure
It sure seems like Marvel Studios kicked it out of the park Werewolf at night. That’s great considering the special will reportedly lead to some key elements of the future of the MCU.
According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself, the world of monsters will be featured in the special “will become very important in the end.”
In a separate interview with The Direct, werewolf Executive producer Brian Gay revealed that was special “just pull back the corner of the monsters in the MCU.” Needless to say, fans should expect to see more from the titular werewolf and possibly even Man-Thing.
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long to form their own opinions on how good Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut is Werewolf at night Coming to Disney+ in just a week, Friday October 7th.
https://thedirect.com/article/doctor-strange-werewolf-by-night-mcu-review Doctor Strange Writer Gives Honest Review of MCU’s Werewolf by Night