The MCU's first full-on horror project, Werewolf By Night, is returning to Disney+ just in time for Halloween, and this time the gruesome action will be presented in full color.
Marvel Studios' first ever Special Presentation (followed by James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special), premiered on Disney+ last October, and is still widely viewed as one of the most successful and popular small-screen MCU projects yet.
We recently learned that the full-color version is set to debut on the streaming service later this month, and a new trailer and poster are now online (via ComicBookMovie.com).
The teaser spotlights some footage that wasn't used in the promotion for the original version, including a better look at Man-Thing, and quick glimpses of some of the Special's gorier moments (we still have no idea how this scraped by with a TV-14 rating).
Director Michael Giacchino recently sent out a Tweet explaining the studio's decision to re-release his project.
"We spent a lot of time working on this color version. We wanted to pay homage to the incredible vibrant color in horror films like the ones Hammer made. A whole new look for Werewolf by Night."
The black-and-white, horror-tinged Halloween Special really was a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, paying homage to the classic Universal monster movies with its noirish style, creepy atmosphere and heightened levels of violence.
Rumors have swirled that there may be plans in place for ol' Jack Russell and his pals to return, but we haven't had any announcement yet. Still, we can't imagine this will be their one and only appearance.
Do you plan on re-watching Werewolf by Night in color? Check out the trailer and poster below.
"On a dark and sombre night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader; the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic."
Werewolf by Night stars Gael García Bernal as Jack Russell / the Werewolf; A monster hunter who has been afflicted with a curse; Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone, Ulysses Bloodstone's estranged daughter who dislikes her family's tradition of hunting monsters; Harriet Sansom Harris as Verussa Bloodstone, Ulysses's widow and Elsa's stepmother who leads the secret group of monster hunters.
Also appearing as the additional monster hunters are Kirk R. Thatcher as Jovan, Eugenie Bondurant as Azarel, Leonardo Nam as Liorn, and Daniel J. Watts as Barasso. Al Hamacher appears as Billy Swan, the Bloodstones' servant; and Carey Jones provides the motion-capture of Ted / Man-Thing.