By Stephen Ippolito | January 11th, 2022
Deadline is reporting that actress Laura Donnelly has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Halloween special for Disney+. The special is expected to revolve around the character Werewolf by Night, who will be played by Gael Garcia Bernal.
While the outlet couldn’t confirm who she would be playing, they did speculate that it could be Nina Price (AKA Vampire by Night). In the comics, Price is a vampire/werewolf hybrid. She is also the niece of Jack Russell, who was the first Werewolf by Night.
Donnelly is best known for starring in the HBO fantasy series The Nevers. She has also appeared in the popular Starz show Outlander and the film Tolkien.
Expected to be released in the fall, filming for the special is scheduled to begin in the coming months.
It has been speculated that since Moon Knight debuted in the Werewolf by Night comic (1975), Gael Garcia Bernal could actually appear first in the Disney+ series Moon Knight. While it doesn’t have a release date yet, the Oscar Isaac-led Disney+ series is expected to drop sometime in the first half of 2022.