Marvel fans share their love for Man-Thing after the character made his MCU debut in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ special Werewolf by Night.
Marvel fans cannot get enough of Man-Thing following his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut Werewolf by Night.
While Man-Thing had previously been referenced in the MCU, the character had never appeared in a project until Werewolf by Night, where he serves as the monster the hunters are after. The character may have only appeared for a few brief scenes in Werewolf by Nightbut his limited screen time was still enough to win over the hearts of Marvel’s most passionate fans, who have taken to social media to praise the character finally coming to the MCU.
Created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway and Gray Morrow, Man-Thing first appeared in Savage Tales #1 in May 1971. The character’s origin story revealed that the Man-Thing had originally been Theodore Sallis, a scientist working on a version of Marvel’s famous super-soldier serum. Sallis injects himself with the serum while trying to escape from thugs looking to steal it, but he ends up crashing his car in the Florida Everglades. The serum and swamp combine to turn Sallis into the Man-Thing, a mindless monster with various superpowers such as size alteration, teleportation, fear empowerment and plant manipulation.
Man-Thing Will Appear in Future MCU Projects
Man-Thing was first mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a Season 1 episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D while his likeness was used as one of the sculptures on the facade of the Grandmaster’s palace honoring past Champions of Sakaar in the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok. While Werewolf by Night marks Man-Thing’s first official appearance in the MCU, executive producer Brian Gay has confirmed that fans will be seeing more of the swampy character in the future. Gay stated that while “we don’t know exactly where they’ll pop up next, the idea is that, with this wide swath of different species and types, they’re going to pop up again. You’re going to see these guys in different ways, of course.”
Gael García Bernal leads Werewolf by Night as the titular lycanthropic character. The Marvel Studios special presentation is seen at Bloodstone Temple and follows a secret cabal of monster hunters who are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic. Reviews for Werewolf by Night have been overwhelmingly positive, with critics praising the special’s use of practical effects, the black-and-white cinematography, lead performances and Michael Giacchino’s direction and score. Laura Donnelly and Harriet Sansom Harris also star.
Werewolf by Night is now available to stream on Disney+.