Marvel’s New Cast Member Werewolf By Night Could Be The Series’ Mysterious Villain
marvel’s night werewolf is set to release on Disney+ next month. News about the series has been muted, but with D23 taking place in a few days we should have some news, for now an insider has revealed that the night werewolf the villain has been cast for the upcoming Halloween Special.
Insider Daniel Richtman, who is known to be one of the biggest scoopers on Twitter, said on his Patreon that Desperate Housewives actor Harriet Sansom Harris will play the role of Verrusa, a character who will lead a cult of the House of Bloodstone. Verusa seems to be a new character for the night werewolf special since she’s never mentioned in the comics, but when it comes to Bloodstone, Marvel Comics fans might recognize the name.
One of the most notable characters with this particular last name is Elsa Bloodstone. His parents are Elise, an archeology student, and Ulysses Bloodstone, a monster hunter. Elsa was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in England. While her mother was protective, her father wanted her to be strong. Very young, Ulysses made his daughter fight against the Withered Beast when she was just a baby. He threw her into a horde of Great White Sharks and for her first kill, he had her fight a Qlippoth. When she took 10 seconds too long, Odysseus ordered Elsa to keep the creature’s blood in her head and let it infect her scalp as punishment.
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Eventually Ulysses dies and Elsa takes over the family estate in Boston. It was there that she began a monster hunting career where she used the powers of the Bloodstone Choker when needed. From there, she will join next wavean anti-terrorist team, to fight against society beyond. Because of this, she registered with the US government where she resumed her monster hunting job.
She battled Deadpool and Elektra, she became part of the Defenders team, and she was reunited with her siblings: Cullen and Lyra, a girl from a meteor, who claimed she was thrown into unknown parts of the cosmos by Odysseus a millennium before. Regarding the choker, many may believe that her powers come from this, but in reality she was born with certain powers. An example of his powers is his immunity to vampire bites.
Who is part of the Halloween special?
Even though Verusa will be a cult leader for the House of Bloodstone, it has been rumored that Elsa will make an appearance in the night werewolf special. We don’t know if that’s true or not, but if it is, it will be very interesting to finally see his character come to life in the MCU. Another well-known character rumored to be making his first screen debut is Mahershala Ali’s vampire hunter, Blade. He first appeared in a voice-only role in Eternals.
As for the special itself, night werewolf is the name that has been applied to two characters that are werewolves that appear in the comics.
night werewolf:Jack Russell
Created by Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas and Mike Ploog, the first night werewolf The character was Jack Russell in 1972. Russell’s ancestor Grigory was the first to be bitten by a werewolf. This led to him bringing the curse of lycanthropy to the family in 1795. The curse only began when Grigory’s great-great-grandson Gregory acquired the Darkhold which includes the secret origin of lycanthropy. He read a passage and activated the curse and quickly became a werewolf. To avoid capture and protect his family from danger, he sent his wife and children to America. Gregory was killed and his wife and children moved to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Gregory was captured and killed.
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In Los Angeles, Laura, Gregory’s wife, remarried a man named Philip Russell who became Jack’s stepfather. Everything was fine until Jack turned 18. At the age of 18, he was struck by the curse and he also turned into a werewolf. In a shocking turn of events, a year after the death of Jack and Lissa’s mother, Laura, they discover that their stepfather was actually Gregory’s father, making him their uncle.
At first, it was difficult for Russell to control his powers. For the first 2 years, Russell became a werewolf at night during the full moon and while he didn’t kill anyone, he often marked and hurt those in his path. Eventually he got help from mysterious beings called “The Three Who Are All” which partially lifted the curse. He was able to voluntarily shapeshift at any time, which made him an occasional crime fighter.
night werewolf:Jake Gomez
Created by Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff, and Scot Eaton, this new take on the character first appeared in 2020. The character’s name is Jake Gomez, and he’s a Native American whose tribe has been cursed by lycanthropy. He actually discovered that he could transform into a werewolf without the influence of the full moon when he was 13 years old. He lives with his grandmother and cousin Molly.
One night, Jake and his cousin discovered that the organization Life Pharmaceutical had captured the tribal people of the Hopi reservation in the painted desert. This is where they meet U.S. Marshals Red Wolf and JJ. When Jake loses control as a werewolf, JJ offers to train him to control his werewolf powers.
As Jack and Jake go through the full moon, Jake’s transformation often happens more when he’s emotional. He also uses a music playlist that his cousin Molly created for him to control his emotions.
Will both characters be in the Halloween special?
For now, we only know that Jack Russell is the one who will make an appearance as night werewolf character. He will be interpreted by Gael García Bernal. As for Jake being part of it, we don’t really know if he will be included. It would be interesting to see if they decide to bring his character into the special. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if any news regarding the special comes to light on D23.
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Chances are we will get some information especially when the release date of the series is very close. We are literally about a month away from its debut. Either way, we’re crossing our fingers for a few images from this series.
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