Werewolf by Night, the TV Special by Marvel Studios released on Disney+ on October 7 this year, becoming the first-ever special presentation by Marvel.
The story of the Disney+ special deals with a secret group of monster hunters who gather at the Bloodstone Manor following the death of their leader, Ulysses Bloodstone. They engage in a life-risking and mysterious competition for a powerful relic, which brings them face-to-face with a dangerous monster. The main characters of the special will include Jack Russell (played by Gael Garcia Bernal), Elsa Bloodstone (played by Laura Donnelly), and Verusa (played by Harriet Sansom Harris).
Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa Bloodstone’s father is voiced by Richard Dixon in the special.
Who is Ulysses Bloodstone?
Ulysses Bloodstone is a fictional character created by Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and John Warner. He made his first appearance in the Marvel comic Marvel Presents #1 in October 1975. His final appearance was in the comic Rampaging Hulk #8 which was released in January 1978.
When a meteorite landed on the European continent during the Hyborian age and was found by a human hunter-gatherer, he had to fight Ulluxy’l Kwan Tae Syn, the agent of Hellfire Helix, an evil extra-dimensional entity. During the fight, the meteor was smashed, and a part of it, called the Bloodgem, was embedded in the human’s chest making him immortal. He later came to be known as Ulysses Bloodstone. For ten millennia, he looked for revenge against the Hellfire Helix who killed his entire tribe. He finally succeeded in his quest in the 20th century. After achieving his revenge and getting the Bloodgem removed from his chest, his body restored to its original age, collapsed and crumbled into dust and bones, taking the appearance of a corpse that had died thousands of years ago.
Living for over 10,000 years, he became extremely wealthy and powerful by the 20th century and the Bloodgem increased his physical strength, stamina, speed, and reflexes to superhuman levels.
In the 20th century, he met a mortal woman named Elise, and together, they had two children – a daughter named Elsa Bloodstone, and a son named Cullen Bloodstone.