Following her acclaimed debut in the Disney+ special, Werewolf by Night star Laura Donnelly opens up about her excitement about Elsa’s potential future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Donnelly appeared in the Halloween special as Elsa Bloodstone, the daughter of the mighty monster hunter Odysseus, who is invited back to the family manor after her death in hopes of acquiring the mysterious Bloodstone totem. Teaming up with Gael García Bernal’s Jack, who she later learns is a werewolf, she is able to assume control of both the mansion and the gem.
In a recent interview with The Wrap, Laura Donnelly talked about her MCU debut in Werewolf by Night. When asked about the potential MCU future for her character, the Elsa actor noted that while he doesn’t know any details, he’s very excited about what could come of his return, teasing that they’ve only scraped the surface. of its comic book tradition. . See what Donnelly explained below:
Sure. The thing I love about this particular Elsa story is that we feel like we’re just at the beginning of something for her; she is not presented as the character we know from the comics. It’s her pre-hers, or maybe she was and something happened – we don’t know. And so it seems like it’s just this little taste of the many, many layers that are underneath and a huge backstory. Any opportunity to explore [a follow-up]I would love to, and I would also love to explore that relationship between Elsa and Jack. This is just one that’s just been touched, and you see the beginning of something blossoming, and we don’t know what it is. And I love working with Gael. I would be very, very happy to… give me a call.
Where Elsa could return to the MCU
Shortly after the special’s release, Werewolf by Night director Michael Giacchino previously opened up about making changes to Elsa from her comic book counterpart, namely giving her a less hypersexualized design and taking away the character’s affinity for guns. That wasn’t the only major change audiences noticed in his appearance in the special, with some debating the decision to make the Bloodstone a wieldable weapon rather than being built into his father’s body, which made it then imbued with superhuman abilities, including strength, speed, regeneration, and immunity to vampire bites. With Elsa no longer having said powers since birth, it will be interesting to see if the character’s future appearances in the MCU see her find a way to use the Bloodstone to permanently wield the abilities, or simply bring it along to carry to whatever comes next.
The future of both Werewolf by Night main characters has been up in the air since the Halloween special aired, with no confirmation from Marvel’s stars or creatives. The closest audiences had an idea of their future in the MCU was Kevin Feige who confirmed that the supernatural realm introduced in Werewolf by Night will become “pretty important” to the franchise moving forward. Given that the MCU has already begun exploring this genre with the likes of the Disney+ special and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it seems likely that Elsa and Jack will return in the future.
The most likely place for Werewolf by Night’s Elsa to return appears to be in the Mahershala Ali-led Blade movie. Rumors swirled about the character making a cameo in the Halloween special, only for his absence to ultimately disappoint many, but with the recent introduction of Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, it seems the MCU is building towards its own team. Midnight Sons, which Elsa was once a member of in the comics, leaving some hope that the two will cross paths in the film. In the meantime, audiences can revisit Donnelly’s MCU debut with Werewolf by Night streaming on Disney+ now.
Source: The Wrap
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