Marvel Studios’ first ever Special Presentation, Werewolf By Night comes to Disney+ in just 5 days, and it looks like the goriest MCU project yet. As Kevin Feige said, this show is about to explore entirely new characters, and entirely new sides of the MCU. With rumors of Blade possibly making an appearance in this special, fans are anticipating its release more than ever. In this article, Michael Giacchino talks about how he managed to keep the entirety of Werewolf By Night TV-14, while also featuring blood, gore, and scare elements.
How Michael Giacchino Made Werewolf By Night The Goriest MCU Show Yet
In an interview with IGN, Werewolf By Night director and composer Michael Giacchino revealed that no one ever questioned his wish to incorporate violence and blood in this special.
“Well, it was one of those things where no one said no, I just kept pushing. I knew that we were going to balance that with heart and humor and humanity and empathy and all of that. And as long as we kept that balance in tow that I felt like we had some leeway to push on the horror side.”
“And look, we’re dealing with monsters, monster movies, and I felt like we needed to just go into that realm, just not be afraid of it. If that meant, ‘Sorry, you’re going to have to edit this,’ somebody came into my room. And if that meant that we were going to try some new things, we were going to try some new things.”
“The big joke on set became when they would be like, ‘All right Michael, how is this? Is this good?’ I’d be like [Giachinno grimaces], I would start to say something, and they’d go, ‘Let me guess more blood. You want more blood, right?'”
“I think there was an air around the production of, ‘What’s going to happen? Are they going to let us do this while we come back with all this footage that is so violent? What’s going to happen?’ But I knew in my heart that what we were doing was not sadistic. We weren’t creating a film that was all about just indiscriminate killing. It was about the people. And I feel like if you keep it about the characters and the people, then you’ll have some leeway to do some other things that you normally wouldn’t get to do.”
Marvel 2022 Release Schedule
- She-Hulk: Attorney At Law S1E8: 6 October 2022
- Werewolf By Night: 7 October 2022
- She-Hulk: Attorney At Law S1E9: 13 October 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: 11 November 2022
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: December 2022