WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Director Believes Making Halloween Special Black-And-White Helped Avoid TV-MA Rating

Werewolf by Night Director Michael Giacchino has revealed that he was surprised that the Halloween Special was passed with a TV-14 rating, and believed making it black-and-white helped avoid a TV-MA...

The Werewolf By Night trailer that debuted during the D23 Expo surprised us all with a couple of bloody/gruesome shots, and by all accounts, the the upcoming Halloween Special is indeed the goriest Marvel Studios project yet.

Previous MCU movies/shows have included some pretty violent scenes (Scarlet Witch's murderous rampage in the recent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, for example), but this Disney+ Special Presentation marks the studio's first full-on foray into the horror genre, and director Michael Giacchino was actually expecting a TV-MA rating.

Making the special black-and-white obviously pays homage to the classic monster movies that inspired it, but it sounds like there may also have been a more practical reason for the decision.

“We had always assumed it would be TV-MA, but I wasn’t always involved with what was happening on that end in terms of ratings and all of that,” Giacchnio tells The Hollywood Reporter when asked how Werewolf By Night managed to secure a TV-14 rating. “But I am sure you are absolutely right that the black and white did help keep us within a certain range.”

A new trailer for Werewolf By Night should be released fairly soon. For now, you can check out the previous teaser below.

Though very little has been officially revealed about this Special, based on what we see here, there's a very good chance the extensive plot leak that did the rounds earlier this year was accurate. We do know that the episode will run for 53 minutes and focus on Jack Russell (Gael Garcia Bernal), who, along with other monster hunters, arrives at Bloodstone Temple in order to compete for the estate’s most sought-after relic.

Werewolf By Night will premiere on Disney+ just in time for Halloween on October 7.

Marvel Studios Reveals How It's Cracking Down On Spoilers And Plot Leaks Moving Forward
Related:

Marvel Studios Reveals How It's Cracking Down On Spoilers And Plot Leaks Moving Forward

Marvel Studios Rumored To Be Developing More Halloween Specials To Follow WEREWOLF BY NIGHT
Recommended For You:

Marvel Studios Rumored To Be Developing More Halloween Specials To Follow WEREWOLF BY NIGHT

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Breaking Down The Top Five Best Comic Book Movies Of 2022
2022 was considered a bit of a disappointing year for the genre overall, but there were still a few major highlights. Here, you'll find my personal picks for the top 5 comic book films of the year...
Marvel Studios Rumored To Be Developing More Halloween Specials To Follow WEREWOLF BY NIGHT
It seems the success of Werewolf by Night has led to Marvel Studios putting at least two more Halloween Specials into development, though we have no idea which characters they'll focus on.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Stills Offer Our Best Look Yet At The MCU's First Monster
Marvel Studios has released another batch of stills from Werewolf by Night, and we now have our best look yet at the title character after he made his MCU debut on Disney+ earlier this month. Check it out!
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Concept Art Reveals A Closer Look At Marvel Studios' Take On Ted/Man-Thing
Following this month's Werewolf by Night Marvel Studios Presentation, it's fair to say everyone loves Ted. Now, a closer look at the MCU's Man-Thing has been revealed courtesy of some new concept art...
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Concept Art Reveals A Transformed Jack Russell In Living Color
Some newly revealed Werewolf by Night concept art offers our best look yet at the Halloween Special's title character, showcasing a design we only glimpsed during that black-and-white introduction...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com