Marvel’s classic horror character, Werewolf by Night is heading to the big screen as part of the MCU, at least that’s the word from Kevin Smith. In a new episode of his Fatman Beyond Podcast, he let it slip that he wanted to use the character as part of his now-dead Howard The Duck animated series for Hulu, but he was unable to get approval because the character was already in play by the studio.
“I reached out to Walter Flanagan from Comic Book Men and told him I’m gonna take a stab at all the f***ing 70s characters. Walt was giving suggestions and Werewolf By Night was absolutely on the list. In my head, as I started building my season, I was like, ‘Alright. Episode 5. Werewolf by Night.’ The idea of our story was that Howard was trapped here and he was trying to get pages of the Darkhold, which would allow him to go back. There’s Howard as I’m laying it out and then I go into Jeph and told him what I wanted to do, and that’s when they said ‘You can’t use Werewolf by Night,’ and I asked why. They said the movie division was using him.
So now the question becomes, where will he pop up? Well, Werewolf by Night #32 is actually the comic book issue where Moon Knight first made his debut, but Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac is heading to Disney+ as a TV series. With that in mind, we’d have to bet that the most reasonable place for him to appear would most likely be in the upcoming Blade film. After all, if you can have a vampire, why can’t you have a werewolf?