While Marvel Studios has delved into the supernatural before, the Hollywood giant took a full jaunt into spooky territory Werewolf at night. Streaming now, the Disney+ special presentation has fans trembling in their boots as they are introduced to Gael García Bernal’s Jack Russell and Laura Donnelly’s Elsa Bloodstone.
Warning – the rest of this article contains spoilers for Werewolf at night.
Another name that audiences in the streaming event became familiar with was Marvel’s Man-Thing. Though he’s known simply as Ted at this point, the brooding monster is set that way alongside Bernal’s titular werewolf “reappear” will become a staple of MCU storytelling for years to come.
With the black and white nature of Werewolf at night (except for a few brief moments) it was quite difficult for viewers to get a good look at the giant green man-thing; However, with a new peak behind the curtain at Marvel Studios, fans now have a chance to ogle and contemplate what the monster looked like on set.
A good look at Man-Thing
Reddit user Godparticx posted the first good behind-the-scenes look Werewolf at night‘s Man-Thing (portrayed on set by Carey Jones).
The image is a shot of the entire crew standing alongside the on set reference or monster filming for the title.
Some may be shocked to see an actual man-thing standing there with the project’s crew, with most of the monsters of this nature being largely CGI. It seems like the Man-Thing is on screen Werewolf at night had many practical elements with touches of digital effects.
Looking at the monster that appeared on screen alongside Gael García Bernal’s Jack Russell at the end of the special after the black and white cast was wiped away, this appears to be mostly the same character.
Obviously the monster was technologically retouched for the final cut, but this seems like a case of Marvel Studios getting more practical than digital, which is becoming less and less done on the big and small screens these days.
A real man thing
Man-Thing (aka Ted) was consistently scary enough Werewolf at night, but seeing that Marvel Studios owns a real-life version of the character is even scarier. This beast was mostly practical, giving off the natural, swampy milieu the character is known for.
One can only hope this continues as the Marvel monsters begin to take over the MCU. Getting hands-on with this character makes every little wrinkle and sprouting mushroom feel a lot more real.
What will be nice to see is if more behind-the-scenes looks at the character come out. Are there any videos of on set dance parties between the eponymous werewolf and the swamp monster out there somewhere?
Also, could Marvel make it easier if they brought the character into the real world? Does this costume set the stage for a potential Man-Thing on Avenger Campus? With Halloween around the corner, that would make a lot of sense.
Werewolf at night is now available to stream on Disney+.