The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful franchise in history. It has spent years weaving together multiple different franchises, and there are over 100 movies and TV shows planned for the future. That’s a lot of content to keep up with, which is why we’ve rounded up all the key details on the upcoming MCU project: Werewolf by Night. Specifically, who is the new character Elsa Bloodstone?
Elsa Bloodstone is a super-strong mercenary who travels the world to hunt down monsters. In the comics, she works alongside her father Ulysses Bloodstone, and her brother, Cullen Bloodstone. The story follows Elsa as she hunts down werewolves and other monsters in order to stop them from turning innocent people into bloodsuckers.
If you’re a fan of Marvel comics, you may know Elsa Bloodstone as the daughter of Ulysses Bloodstone. The character was created by Gerry Conway and Mike Ploog, who named her after his friend Lynn Nodland (who was also a comic book writer herself). In Werewolf by Night, Laura Donnelly will play Elsa Bloodstone. She’s an aspiring monster hunter who’s determined to find out what happened to her father.
Elsa Bloodstone’s abilities and background
Elsa exhibits superhuman strength, speed, durability, and endurance; a regenerative healing factor; an immunity to vampire bites. She appears to possess all of these abilities because of her inheritance on her father’s behalf.
Elsa is a Marvel character, who has appeared in both comics and video games. The bloodthirsty daughter of Ulysses Bloodstone is one of the most popular characters in Marvel’s stable, and she even has her own ongoing series that you can read right now!
As a werewolf hunter, Elsa has been tearing through supernatural threats since 1973. She’s battled Dracula and fought alongside superheroes like Spider-Man and Blade. One of her most popular appearances with these characters can be found in the Midnight Sons comics book series.
Elsa has been around for quite some time now, but she still remains relevant as a character because she represents something important about comic books: they can be fun!
First reactions to the trailer and images
Although many fans are excited to see her in live-action, there are those who are already criticizing her adaptation. This is all because of some shots of the trailer for the series that show her scared and avoiding conflict.
This is contradictory to the character in the comics. Who isn’t afraid of anything as she has to face her fear every day fighting unimaginable horrors?
Another criticism comes in the form of her looks. Overall the costume is on point, but the flavor of her character gets lost in the black and white tones of the series.
In case you haven’t already seen the trailer, which is okay if you want to avoid spoilers and be completely surprised, the series will be in black and white. As it tries to be an homage to classic horror movies.
This is a problem for Elsa Bloodstone’s character design. Her signature redhead and jacket get lost in the saturated color scheme of the series. But perhaps this will be just a small detail that we can overlook if the series is good enough.
Predictions about the character in the series.
Some fans already theorize what will be her role in the series. As we talked about before, she is a monster hunter like the rest of the characters gathered in the mansion. They will probably try to hunt our main character.
And while a lot of the other hunters will have no problem murdering Elsa has shown compassion for the monster character before. We can see that in her previous team-ups with supernatural characters like Blade.
Some even speculate that she will be some kind of love interest for our main character Jack Russel, played by Gael Garcia Bernal. This is a stretch as there’s no evidence neither in the trailers nor in the comics.
But Marvel has a previous history of changing the stories of the characters for the big screen. So there is room for a romantic duo.
Marvel’s TV series is about to get a whole lot more exciting. The streaming giant has announced that its newest series, Werewolf by Night, will premiere on Disney Plus later next month. While we don’t know much about Laura Donnelly’s character Elsa Bloodstone yet, we can confirm that she’ll be playing an important role in Werewolf by Night!
Elsa Bloodstone is a great character and has a lot of potential for the future. With her being part of the MCU, we could see her in future movies or even television series. It would be cool if they could introduce her as part of Netflix’s Defenders lineup or maybe even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since both shows are now connected together. I also think it would be awesome if they brought back Blade again but with Elsa instead!