Gael García Bernal To Lead Marvel Studios' 2022 Disney+ Halloween Special

Marvel Studios is currently continuing to make blockbuster films, but in 2021, the studio ventured into the realm of streaming TV with a series of shows on Disney+. In 2022, it appears the studio is going even further by making at least one TV Special, an untitled Halloween show that is expected to air next October. And apparently, the studio isn’t willing to phone it in, as Marvel Studios has found yet another top-tier actor to join the MCU, Gael Garcia Bernal.

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According to The Wrap, Gael Garcia Bernal is set to lead the cast of the upcoming untitled Disney+ Halloween Special that will be produced by Marvel Studios. Though it has yet to be confirmed, the reports claim the show will be based on the “Werewolf By Night” comic book series that has been a mainstay in the Marvel Universe for decades. 

“Werewolf By Night” is a series about a character that has the ability to turn back and forth between a human and a werewolf, while also keeping his own intelligence along the way. There have been various iterations of “Werewolf By Night,” so it’s unclear if Bernal will play a previously seen version or a completely new character created for the MCU. 

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Gael Garcia Bernal has most recently appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, “Old.” Before that, he has recently shown up in films such as “The Kindergarten Teacher,” “Museum,” “Ema,” and “Wasp Network.” His next project is the upcoming HBO Max TV series, “Station Eleven,” which is expected to premiere in December. 

An exact release date for the Marvel Studios Halloween special has yet to be announced, but production is expected to begin in early 2022.