Michael Giacchino Signs on to Direct Marvel’s Halloween Special

Composer Michael Giacchino at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2018.

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Over the many years, Michael Giacchino has cemented himself as one of many largest music composers round, due to Misplaced, the Star Trek reboot movies, and The Incredibles, and a lot extra, You have heard his music loads in recent times, and now you may get to see him tackle directing duties for Marvel.

Giacchino has signed on to direct Marvel’s upcoming (and nonetheless untitled) Halloween particular that presently solely has Gael Garcia Bernal and The Nevers’ Laura Donnelly revealed as a part of its forged. Little or no is understood in regards to the particular itself, aside from it is believed to focus Werewolf by Night time, who typically hangs across the extra supernatural corners of the Marvel universe and first appeared in a comic book with Moon Knight, (You might have heard of him.) The one-hour particular is anticipated to start filming later this month for a launch timed round Halloween, adopted by a Guardians of the Galaxy particular for the winter holidays.

Whereas Giacchino’s had loads of expertise composing music for Marvel—he did the unique Physician Unusual, in addition to all three MCU Spider-Man motion pictures and this summer season’s Thor: Love & Thunder—he is additionally directed a handful of instances. In 2018, he directed, wrote, and scored the quick movie Monster Problem, and later directed a brief for Star Trek the next yr. It is presently unknown if Giacchino may also deal with the particular’s rating.

Having Giacchino on to direct the particular is attention-grabbing, each as a result of it is not one thing many composers do, and likewise due to the character concerned. Whereas most comedian followers could know of Werewolf by Night time’s unique incarnation of Jack Russell, a extra trendy model of the obscure hero arrived in Marvel’s four-part Werewolf by Night time miniseries in 2020 from writers Taboo and Benjamin Jackendoff and artist Scott Eaton. The brand new Werewolf was a teen named Jake Gomez born along with his powers and who discovered he may rework at any time primarily based on his feelings, and used music to maintain in management. With music being a key element of the character, and a musician readily available to direct, it might give some clues as to what to anticipate from the Halloween particular as we start to study extra about it.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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