Gael Garcia Bernal Cast As Marvel’s Werewolf By Night
Last summer, word broke that Marvel Studios was looking for a Latino leading man to headline Halloween special on Disney+. Now, The Wrap is reporting that Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has been cast as Marvel’s Werewolf By Night. However, it’s unclear which version of the character Bernal will portray.
Jack Russell, the original Werewolf by Night, was introduced in 1972 by Gerry Conway and artist Mike Ploog. Russell’s family was cursed by Lycanthropy, but he was able to gain more control over his transformations. The first Werewolf by Night comic also memorably introduced Moon Knight.
Additionally, Marvel introduced a second Werewolf by Night in 2020. Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff, and artist Scot Eaton created Jake Gomez, a member of the Hobi Native American tribe. Gomez’s family also suffers from Lycanthropy, but he has less control over his inner wolf than Russell does.
Bernal’s previous credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Ema, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Old. Bernal is also one of the leads in HBO Max’s upcoming Station Eleven miniseries.
Marvel Studios hasn’t announced a creative team for its Disney+ Halloween Special. However, it will likely begin filming in early 2022.
Which version of Werewolf by Night should Gael Garcia Bernal play? Let us know in the comment section below!
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