Werewolf By Night Finds Its Lead in Gael Garcia Bernal

Werewolf by Night
Werewolf by Night

The House of Mouse has cast another furry creature, this time it’s the lead for the Werewolf By Night Halloween Special. Gael Garcia Bernal has been cast as the lead role for this special and is the first Mexican actor to join the Marvel… Streaming?… Universe in that capacity.

Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael Garcia Bernal

Werewolf By Night has a long history with Marvel Comics, actually first appearing in 1953 when the comic company was called Atlas. Though it wasn’t until the 70’s that the story truly became fleshed out. There were two characters called Werewolf By Night, Jack Russell and Jake Gomez and it is unclear at this time which character Bernal will be playing. The Jack Russell version of the character does have comic ties to Moon Knight, which is already in development, but Marvel has made different choices when it comes to the live-action adaptations.

Gael Carcia Bernal is known for roles in Mozart in the Jungle from Amazon, The Motorcycle Diaries, Love’s a Bitch, Maya and the Three and has been cast as Zorro in the upcoming film called simply Z.

Details are scarce regarding the Werewolf By Night special, but production is slated to begin in early 2022. So it is likely we can expect a special Halloween Treat next year.

Are you excited for Werewolf by Night? Let us know on our socials and in the comments.

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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