Werewolf by Night, the first-ever TV special by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released to much acclaim from fans and critics alike. The special, which is quite different from the usual Marvel productions, introduces new characters in the MCU like Jack Russell, who turns into the eponymous monster, Ulysses Bloodstone, the famous monster hunter, as well as his daughter, Elsa Bloodstone. We also get to meet Man-Thing, the swamp monster, in this TV special.

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Although specials are one-off events and none of the characters in Werewolf by Night have featured elsewhere in the MCU, director Michael Giacchino is, however, interested in making a sequel to the special. 

In an interview with IGN, Giacchino said, “I have a lot of ideas of what to do with them, and it goes across the board from left to right. There’s a lot you can do with them. I think that they worked amazingly together and they really do feel like friends, which is really incredible. Now’s our time to figure out what we want to do.”

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Giacchino, who is an Academy Award-winning film composer, said all of his efforts were in making sure that his first directorial venture sees the light of day. He said, “I think we have some time to look back and think about everything we’ve done and where we want to go. And if it all makes sense, we’ll see.”

Notably, Kevin Fiege, Marvel Studios’ president, had himself said while introducing Werewolf by Night at the D23 Expo that the special is set in “a world that will ultimately become quite important to the future of the MCU.”

One way of introducing Russell into the wider MCU universe would be a crossover with Moon Knight, the character on whom MCU has already released a miniseries. Notably, the first comic book in which Moon Knight made an appearance was Werewolf by Night #32. However, it was Giacchino who himself admitted that there is “no immediate plan” of this crossover to materialize.