New details regarding the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ special Werewolf by Night have come to light, potentially hinting at who the main villain of the short will be.
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According to a recent report from insider Daniel Richtman on his Patreon, Harriet Sansom Harris (Frasier, Desperate Housewives) is set to play an evil cult leader in the upcoming series. The character, Verrusa, will lead a cult from the house of Bloodstone in the special.
While the character Verrusa has not appeared in the world of Marvel Comics, the name Bloodstone is one that appears quite a bit. The most notable character with said name is Elsa Bloodstone, a monster hunter that appears in the comics and is also rumored to make an appearance in the upcoming special.
Currently, not a whole lot is known about the Halloween special, but there have been some rumors that suggest that Mahershala Ali’s Blade — who appeared in a voice-only role in Marvel’s Eternals — will make his on-screen debut in the special.
Werewolf by Night is a name that was used by two different Marvel characters. The first one, which was created by Gerry Conway, Mike Ploog, Roy Thomas, and Jeanie Thomas, was Jack Russell, who is a descendant of the Lycanthropes — shapeshifting half-human creatures who are capable of transforming at his own will, even without a full moon.
Meanwhile, the second one was Jake Gomez, a Native American whose tribe had been cursed with lycanthropy. The character of Gomez was created by Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff, and Scot Eaton. It’s unclear whether or not either character will be featured in the upcoming special.
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The upcoming Disney+ special is set to release sometime later this year.